Afghanistan Food Security Country Brief, May - August 2011
25 Oct 2011, Afghanistan
- Wheat prices have been steadily rising since mid 2010 in most markets and are expected to remain high due to the reduced harvest.
- Localized food insecurity is reported in north-western areas where drought conditions affected wheat harvest which has dropped by 28% compared to the 2010 output.
- Drought, coupled with insecurity, has resulted in deteriorating food security conditions. Food access of vulnerable groups is extremely constrained.
- The Government is procuring food to build up stocks and assist food insecure people particularly in the drought-affected provinces.