Food security conditions starting to improve in certain areas
The above-average rainfall levels across most of the country have improved water and pasture availability and benefited crops, and a good harvest is expected at this point in the season. However, areas at high risk of flooding and locust infestation require continued monitoring.
The stabilization and downward trend in grain prices, as well as government and humanitarian assistance programs, have improved household food access in the Sahelian zone compared to the first half of the year.
Poor households in the Sahelian zone are expected to face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels through September (Figure I). Food security levels among households in the Sudanian zone have improved from Stressed levels during the first half of the year to None/Minimal levels (IPC Phase 1) due to early harvests and availability of wild vegetables.