New! Country Briefs
The Country Briefs monitor
- cereal and livestock prices; and
- analyze factors affecting the current food security situation.
- Food prices showed a very volatile trend in the reference period, registering the highest increases in January/February 2012.
- Food security is severely affected by conflict in many provinces. According to WFP, some 4.4 million people have been reached with food assistance [...]
- Among the causes of vulnerability to food insecurity are economic constraints and high international food and fuel prices.
- According to international agencies, widespread lack of access to food is reported and there is a general agreement on the extremely alarming hunger [...]
- Food prices have shown a declining trend in recent months thanks to good 2011 meher season harvests, but have recently started going up and remain above prices of one year earlier and have recently started going up.
- Food security conditions have [...]
- Rice prices have followed an upward trend, seriously constraining access of poor urban and rural populations, to food.
- An estimated 600,000 people are classified as severely food insecure with an additional 1.7 million people considered at risk of food insecurity.
- The political [...]
- Although imported rice and maize prices remained stable in recent months, prices were much above prices on the international market.
- Food security conditions are stable in most regions following locally produced crops, but pockets of food insecurity exist in several areas [...]
- Thanks to a good harvest, maize prices went sharply down from peak levels. However rice prices remained steady.
- Food security conditions throughout the country are stable thanks to households' good food stocks; localized food insecurity is observed only in some of [...]
- Maize prices registered high volatility in recent months showing unseasonal increases at the end of 2011 followed by declines in January/February. However prices are at high levels compared to international and previous year prices.
- An estimated 3.75 million people are considered [...]
- 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 [...]
- Drop in rice production in 2010/2011 and disruption of market supplies due to recent cyclone led to higher rice prices.
- Despite improved food security conditions in southern regions, increasing prices are expected to aggravate the situation particularly as the lean season [...]
- Since the end of 2011, monthly prices of maize have risen aggravating food insecurity conditions particularly in southern deficit regions.
- According to the latest Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) some 201,854 people were classified as food insecure. Agencies agree the prevalence [...]