Lesotho

Remotely Monitored Country
September 2014
2014-Q3-1-1-LS-en
Key Messages
  • Despite well above-average maize meal prices and below-average income from the 2013/14 agricultural season, most poor households are currently facing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity, meeting their basic food needs through purchases at adequately stocked markets and through own-produced staple foods. 

  • The upcoming agricultural season and associated activities are expected to be near normal, but labor wages are expected to be below average, as more households than usual seek agricultural labor opportunities in order to compensate for below average 2013/14 production and for reduced remittances due to drops in domestic employment and retrenchments in South Africa.  

  • The reduced labor income and labor opportunities described above, coupled with continued well above-average maize meal prices, will result in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity starting in October. 

Food Security Profiles

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Remote Sensing Imagery

Sep 2014

Dekad 3 (21st - 30st)
Sep 2014

Dekad 3 (21st - 30st)
May 2014

Dekad 3 (21st - 31st)
Seasonal Calendar
December 2013

Markets & Trade

Livelihoods