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Remotely Monitored Country
Key Message Update

Household food access is improving following above-average October harvests

November 2016

November 2016 - January 2017

February - May 2017

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

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 production in Senegal is up by 54 percent compared to the five year average (DAPSA, 2016). This is favorable for food availability and access in the post-harvest season, particularly for households who are meeting their food needs through the sale and consumption their own production. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity is expected across the country through at least May 2017. 

  • Increased international demand for groundnuts from China at prices similar to 2015 as well as government support for credit to wholesalers has allowed for a normal peanut marketing campaign across the country.   Average to above-average income following above-average production is expected from groundnut sales, which will improve the purchasing power of producers, allowing them keep a larger share of cereal production for household consumption. 

  • Poor households in Fatick, Dakar, Saint Louis, Matam and Louga who saw a deterioration of their livelihoods and assets due to flood damage in July and August continue to have difficulty meeting both food and non-food needs. Atypical coping strategies including labor work, loans, and eating less preferred foods is expected to put these households into Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity starting in March 2017. 

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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