The start of green consumption, or the early harvest, and humanitarian assistance are contributing to Minimal (IPC Phase 1!) acute food insecurity in most districts. However, Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) food insecurity outcomes still persist in some areas in southwestern parts of the country due to low coverage of humanitarian assistance.
As a result of ample and well distributed rainfall, many early planted crops have matured. As a result, most poor households across the country have started consuming green maize, groundnuts, pumpkins and cow peas.
Results from the first round crop and livestock assessment report indicates that crop conditions range from good to very good and that there’s a 16 percent increase in area cropped when compared to last season. The continuation of rains into mid-April are expected to result in good harvest, even for the late planted crops.