Burkina Faso

Presence Country
August 2014
2014-Q3-1-1-BF-en
Key Messages
  • In spite of the improvement in grazing and watering conditions for livestock and the availability of milk, poor households in the northern part of the country are still facing Stressed levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 2) due to the continued erosion in their income from livestock sales and their increasingly limited staple food access.

  • Continuing rainfall activity through the end of September in the north and the end of October in the south, with near-average cumulative rainfall totals, should help promote normal crop growth and development and ensure average harvests across the country in spite of the mixed progress of crops up until this point.

  • Continuing normal levels rainfall and the outlook for a generally good agropastoral season should translate into good market supplies, stable prices through the end of September, and a seasonal decline in prices beginning in October.

Livelihoods

Livelihoods Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map