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Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Nicaragua







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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Burkina Faso 2011
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    Coarse grain prices have remained mostly stable across the country up to July, reflecting ample supplies; however prices have began to increase in August as the lean season has approached. Food security conditions during the reporting period have been generally stable; however since June food security started to deteriorate in the north and northeast regions and agencies classify these areas as stressed food security. Although late start of rains was reported in some parts of the country, cr ops and vegetation conditions are good with favourable production prospects. The Government is implementing a number of policies to counter the rising food prices such as the usual subsidized sale of basic food staples.
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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Sierra Leone 2011
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    The lean season pushed food prices up and increased the dependence on international market where rice prices are extremely high, therefore constraining access to food for the poor. Food security has deteriorated during the reporting period due to seasonal food shortage. Agencies are concerned over widespread lack of access to food and an alarming situation of hunger. There are good crop prospects thanks to improved weather conditions which are benefiting crop growth. Government promote d incentives to facilitate rice imports to support poor consumers during the lean season.
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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Zimbabwe 2012
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    Maize prices were slightly higher; nevertheless levels remained steady during most of 2011. The overall food security situation remains stable; however the peak of the lean season in January/February together with the high prices, constrained food access for the low income households. Food security conditions are likely to worsen by the late onset of erratic rains in December affecting the agricultural campaign particularly in some northeastern and southern areas. The Government continues the targeted distribution of input packages to expand households' production together with food distributions in some districts.

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