Mozambique

Presence Country
March 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • As the lean season extends through March, FEWS NET still estimates the number of people facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity or worse is likely to reach 2.3 million, including potential flood and cyclone-affected people. In February, food assistance covered approximately one million people, accounting for about 50 percent of needs based on Mozambique’s Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition’s (SETSAN) two million needs estimate. Even with the harvests from April to May, food assistance is likely to be needed past March as food security outcomes are only expected to gradually improve. From June to September, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected countrywide. 

  • According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA), the combination of shocks (floods and cyclone Dineo) since January 2017 have affected a total of 30 districts in five provinces (Manica, Sofala, Inhambane, Gaza, and Maputo). A total of 62,382 hectares, nearly one percent of the total planted area was impacted, and more than 45,000 farmers were affected and will need seeds, particularly for horticulture crops, to help them recover during the second season. Due to these flooding impacts, poor households in these areas are experiencing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes, as the majority already faced food gaps due to the drought.

  • FEWS NET/USGS remote sensing products indicate that national crop production prospects remain good to very good, except in coastal areas of Cabo Delgado and Nampula and northeastern areas of Zambézia, due to erratic and below-average rainfall since the beginning of the season. The main season harvest has started in Maputo and is expected to extend gradually northward. There are reports of some pests in Tete, Manica, Sofala, and Gaza, but no significant damages have occurred due to prompt intervention by the Mozambique agriculture authorities. 

  • Maize grain prices have started to decrease in every monitored market, except in Chókwe in the south, where the decrease is only expected to start in April with the harvest. From January to February, maize grain prices decreased by about seven percent on average, but they still remain significantly above the five-year average and are expected to through at least September. Prices of maize meal and rice are currently stable or slowly decreasing, except in Chókwe where both prices have increased due to tightening supplies.

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About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.