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Guinea Bissau - Rapid Food Security Assessment, June 2012

Following the  coup d’├ętat  in April, the displacement of about 12,000 people has negatively impacted food security of host  rural communities. The 2011/2012 crop production was lower than in the previous agricultural season, leading to reduced food and seeds stocks for most farmers.

Food security further worsened for most vulnerable households, resulting in cases of limited food consumption and increasing reliance on coping strategies.

In the lean period from July to September, more households are likely to reduce food consumption as food stocks further decrease and prices tend to  go up as food demand increase in the  markets.