Burkina Faso Food Security Country Brief, September 2011-February 2012
22 Mar 2012, Burkina Faso
- Food prices started their upward trend unseasonably increasing in December as a result of this year's reduced output. By January, the price for sorghum and millet had increased by more than 30% in major markets.
- The combination of low agricultural production and high food prices is triggering a food crisis situation whereby some 1.6 million people are at risk of food insecurity.
- Over 8,000 people have crossed the border from Mali into Burkina Faso aggravating the already dire food security situation particularly in northern part of the country where refugees are staying.
- The Government, together with the international humanitarian community is assisting the population with food emergency interventions and cash for work programs.