Lesotho Food Security Country Brief, September 2011-February 2012
22 Mar 2012, Lesotho
- Maize meal prices spiked in September and October, but declined in December; wheat and rice prices remained almost stable throughout the year.
- As a result of the poor cereal harvest in 2011, the number of persons in need of food assistance is estimated to be 514,000 along the whole 2011/12 marketing year.
- Insufficient rains during the first half of the 2011/12 agricultural season followed by heavy rains and floods caused extensive losses to the agricultural sector.
- The Government together with international agencies supports production and assists the most vulnerable, through social safety nets.