26 February 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.
31 January 2015
This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket.
31 December 2014
This bulletin summarises the various issues related to food and nutrition security in the southern Africa region in order to present a concise update on a monthly basis.
Information is collected from various sources including Governments, UN, FEWSNET, NGOs and other Partners.
18 October 2014
The Global Food Security Update provides an overview of the food security trends in 57 countries in six regions and offers an outlook for the 3-6 months following its release. It is based on food security monitoring reports, updates from WFP’s regional and country-based Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) units and a review of secondary information.
31 January 2014
Malawi - Southern Africa Regional Food Security Updates, 2014
31 October 2013
Malawi - Southern Africa Regional Food Security Updates, 2013
7 May 2013
- The purchasing power of Malawians has deteriorated sharply as a result of economic measures taken in 2012. Following the devaluation of the local currency (Kwacha), the average monthly inflation rate has soared to 38% in February 2013. The price of maize, the main staple food, is more than double its price two years ago. Other important food commodities such as rice and beans have also experienced substantial price increases.
- Despite efforts to curb down soaring living costs, social unrests have recently heightened, raising concerns about socio-political stability.
28 February 2012
Southern Africa - Regional Food Security Updates, 2012
31 July 2011
Data was collected by a network of border monitors based at selected border points. Borders throughout the region have been surveyed and the most active and important borders have been selected for monitoring. The border monitors record data on prices and trade flows on a daily basis, and transmit it to a central location every week for collation and analysis. Currently, the informal cross border trade monitoring system includes 29 borders, with new borders being added as necessary. Data from borders surrounding Malawi are collected and managed by FEWS NET and WFP Malawi, while the rest of the borders are managed by the TSC.
23 June 2011
Southern Africa - Regional Food Security Updates, 2011