Livelihoods remain disrupted by socio-political unrest. Poor households must therefore continue to sell seeds and intensify the sale of charcoal among other strategies to maintain their basic food consumption. Food insecurity in Crisis (CPI Phase 3) and Stress (CPI Phase 2) are maintained throughout the country, with a significant number of households in Crisis.
Water deficits in recent weeks could yield less than what has been forecast so far for the fall campaign, although this will only be confirmed in the coming weeks. However, the Congo pea, more resistant to the lack of rain, is beginning to be harvested and augurs good yields.
With the deterioration of the current socio-political situation, the insecurity and the disruption of the roads, the traders have difficulties
In addition, the income-generating activities of the poorest (petty trade, sale of coal, rural migration, etc.) are disrupted, although during the last two weeks, the situation tends to stabilize. At the same time, purchasing power is deteriorating in a context of rising prices for staple foods and the depreciation of the exchange rate against the Dominican peso and dollar.