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Bolivia Food Security Country Brief







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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Bolivia 2011
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    Prices of rice, yellow maize and wheat flour have shown a decreasing trend in recent months thanks to the new harvest in March 2011. Food security was expected to improve but agencies report high prevalence of undernourishment and a situation of serious hunger. Localized food insecurity was reported due to extreme weather conditions which have constrained access to food in isolated rural communities. The government has put in place measures to support farmers' access to credit and to impro ve water infrastructure for agriculture. It has also assisted people requiring food assistance in areas hit by the cold waive.
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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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    Pakistan Food Security Country Brief 2011
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    In April, food prices stabilized after significant increases in recent months. High prices remain a major problem for the poor. Nominal rice price may soon approach the level observed in 2008. People affected by the flood last year are still recovering and continue to require emergency assistance. Different agencies are still concerned over their food security conditions. Recent conflict between government forces and insurgents has displaced thousands of people in the north western dis tricts of Pakistan. The Government aimed at resuming wheat exports by lifting the wheat export ban.

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