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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Household access to food remains good

March 2017

March - May 2017

June - September 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
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

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
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

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
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

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
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Cereal, tuber and oilseed harvests are considered to be generally average to above-average. However, localized reductions in the production of rice and maize were recorded in the prefectures of Siguiri in Upper Guinea and Boffa in Lower Guinea due to dry spells at the beginning of the season and flooding in some areas.

  • The month of March also saw the increased availability of potatoes with a resulting decrease in purchase prices due to the relative control of the fungus outbreak that devastated several fields last year, as well as the resumption of cropping activities by producers.

  • Markets are well stocked throughout the country in the post-harvest period, and most households have good staple food stocks, which has improved food availability. The price of staple cereals (rice in particular) remains relatively stable compared to last year and in line with the five-year average.

  • Food access for households is assured by the relative stability of prices for local and imported rice. The availability of food (rice, fonio, maize, millet / sorghum, dried cassava etc.) at the household level promotes a good diversity of diet, reducing reliance on purchase for many until the lean season beginning in June/July.

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.

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