Burkina Faso Food Security Country Brief, October 2009
- Food security situation remains difficult due to persistent high food prices and irregular rains at the beginning of the season resulting in 6% decline in cereal production.
- The floods significantly affected the livelihoods of the already vulnerable consumers in the capital city, while the delay in the start of the rainy season resulted in reduced harvests.
- FEWSNET argues that food security conditions have improved in the short term, while WFP and IFPRI do not agree on the long term hunger condition.
- The government implemented different measures in support of producers and consumers,including initiatives to stabilize prices.