Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
22 September 2015

Du 14 au 16 septembre 2015, s’est tenue à Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso, la concertation technique du Dispositif Régional de Prévention et de Gestion des Crises Alimentaires (PREGEC) au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, sur l’évaluation à mi-parcours de la campagne agropastorale et les perspectives agricoles et alimentaires 2015-2016.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
21 September 2015

The on-going El Nino event, officially declared in March, will remain active throughout 2015 and is very likely to extend into the first quarter of 2016.
The event is now strengthening towards its peak intensity which should be reached in late 2015. There is a significant chance that this event could be close or even exceed the strongest levels on record. 
The event is being influencing all growing seasons of the northern hemisphere, as well as those of equatorial regions (Horn of Africa, Indonesia) of late 2015, and will be influencing those of southern Africa and South America from late 2015 to early 2016. 
The impacts are wide ranging and generally negative in countries facing food insecurity.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
18 September 2015

The Liberia Market Information System (LMIS) is a component of the Liberia Food Security Monitoring System (FSNMS). Its purpose is to monitor and analyze commodity prices in order to inform stakeholders: of food price changes over time, at different locations and in different seasons; and how prices of staples change relative to other local commodities that are key sources of income for vulnerable households.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 August 2015
  • August normally marks the end of the lean season. This month there were strong improvements in coping in Guinea. In Liberia and Sierra Leone, coping also improved albeit more modestly.
  • Little variation in prices, manual labour rates and correspondingly terms-of-trade were observed this month. 
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 August 2015

WFP’s food security analysis/VAM service is actively monitoring the food security situation across the three primary countries affected by Ebola: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Various assessments are ongoing to better understand the impact of the crisis on food markets and households’ food security. Such information is critical for informing governments’ policies and programmes and the broader humanitarian response.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 July 2015
  • Despite the challenges of the lean season, use of coping strategies improved in Guinea and Liberia this month. However, in Sierra Leone negative coping for the poorest groups increased.
  • In all three countries, aggregate food prices continue to remain stable.
  • Contrary to seasonal expectations, terms of trade did not worsen and even improved in many localities.
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
29 July 2015
  • With the onset of the lean season, coping strategies worsened and were reported the worst in the South East and in Bong County.
  • Food prices remained relatively stable while wage rates and terms of trade rose, especially in Bong County.
29 July 2015
  • Liberia is officially Ebola-free.
  • Consistent with past trends, Liberia saw statistically significant improvements in coping in May. Geographically, the biggest improvements were seen in Bong County.
  • Food prices were stable compared to the previous month and wage rates remain stable in Liberia.
  • Analysis of food security perceptions show a more positive trend in May compared to April.
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
24 July 2015
  • With the onset of the lean season, the consistent improvements in coping seen over the last five months came to a halt in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Overall, negative coping levels were higher in Guinea than in Liberia or Sierra Leone.
  • In Liberia, coping levels were most severe in the South East and in Bong County. The highest levels of negative coping in Gu inea were repor ted in Nzerekore region in Guinea.
  • In Liberia and Sierra Leone heavy rains were deteriorating road access.
  • Food prices remained relatively stable in Sierra Leone and Liberia at national levels while manual labour rates and terms of trade rose in Liberia and some parts of Sierra Leone. 
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
10 July 2015

The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of  humanitarian concern.

This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts to highlight changes in the progression of the agricultural season that may be of concern. This analysis is also presented in Power Point and report format.