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Staple Food Prices Rise in Southern Africa

According to a new report from FEWS Net, poor households in several regions of Southern Africa have exhausted their own produced foods earlier than usual in the season due to below-average harvests. The number of households in the region experiencing IPC Crisis (Phase 3) food insecurity is expected to increase with the start of the lean season in September and October.

Continued Food Insecurity in East Africa

Many areas of East Africa will continue to face high levels of food insecurity through late 2019, according to a new report from FEWS Net. The situation will hit its worst levels at the peak of the pastoral lean season in September and October.

Direct Seed Marketing in Ethiopia

By: Swati Malhotra, IFPRI

Food Insecurity in East Africa

East Africa facing acute food insecurity as drought continues, alerts FEWS and FAO

Crop Losses in Southern Africa due to Drought and Flooding

Southern Africa faced widespread drought from the October 2018 to March 2019 rainy season, with less than 55 percent of normal rainfall totals, alerts FEWS. The 2018-2019 rainfall began a month late, triggering extended dry spells between January and March.

Consumer Demand & Processed Food in Nigeria

By: Alan de Brauw and Sylvan Herskowitz. This piece originally appeared on the A4NH blog.

Aflatoxin and Child Stunting

Vivian Hoffman, Jef Leroy, and Kelly Jones. This post originally appeared on IFPRI.org.

Irrigation to Feed Africa

By Claudia Ringler. This post originally appeared in African Leadership Magazine.

Early lean season in Southern Africa

Southern Africa could face an early start to the 2019-2020 lean season and abnormally high food assistance needs, according to a new alert from FEWS Net. Due to a significant delay in the start of the rainy season and predicted below-average precipitation through March, the region is likely to experience cumulative seasonal rainfall significantly below average. This deficit may negatively impact maize production, livestock conditions, and agricultural labor opportunities in the region.

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