This is Round 17 Bulletin of its Household Food Security Monitoring during COVID-19. This bulletin covers the period of mid-September 2021 to mid-October 2021. Survey data was collected from households spread across the country in response to COVID-19 monitoring and seasonal trends in food security using a call centre model.
Key take-aways from the analysis include:
The food security situation across the country remains stable, with almost all interviewed households classified as having acceptable to borderline food consumption as they consume from the 2021 harvest.
The proportion of households who are employing the most severe consumption-based coping strategies remains relatively low, ranging between 19 percent and 21 percent for the current round and the immediate past four rounds, indicating a generally stable food security situation.
Physical access to markets has increased slightly, likely due to the decrease in new COVID-19 cases as the third wave of the pandemic slows down coupled with the fact that rural households are still selling their produce from the recent harvest.