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    Honduras Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Prices of rice and maize have shown a stable trend in recent months, while red beans prices increased due to loss in production caused by heavy rains; Landslides and floods that followed tropical storm Agatha caused widespread damage; Food security was negatively affected by floods, however agencies estimate a moderate hunger problem in the long term; The government is assisting the population to recover from the damages caused by floods also through the distribution of inputs.
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    Mozambique Food Security Country Brief 2011
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    In most markets, monthly maize prices have decreased in the reference period due to the beginning of harvests; however prices remain at high levels. Nominal maize price has reached or exceeded the highest levels observed in 2008. Overall, the national food security situation is satisfactory thanks to newly harvested maize crops available on markets; however different agencies report an alarming situation of hunger and undernourishment. Flooding caused by heavy rains in the first months of the year has led to deterioration of food security conditions in localized areas of central and south eastern provinces. The government is supporting the agricultural sector by providing inputs, seeds and tools to farmers.
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    Nicaragua Food Security Country Brief 2011
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    Bean prices have declined from peek levels of last year; however rice and maize prices have shown an increasing trend during the reference period. Nominal maize price has reached or exceeded the highest levels observed in 2008. Food security situation is generally stable apart from northern dry corridor and north east regions due a combination of crop losses in 2010 and high food prices. La Nina phenomenon has affected crop production in 2010 resulting in high food prices and depletion of stocks particularly in northern parts of the country. The Government has adopted price control measures to support consumers and an input subsidies programme to support producers.

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