According to the Cadre Harmonisé results, 13 million people in the region, including Mauritania, are food insecure despite average harvests. The pastoral situation is generally good with adequate animal health, pasture and water availability. However, pasture deficits are observed in local areas of Mauritania. In these areas, pasture availability may deteriorate before the usual pastoral lean season, causing premature livestock movements and potential conflicts.
The cumulative impact of staple food price changes on the cost of the basic food basket from October to December 2013 was moderate.