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August 2022
In August sowing of maize-rice (second) and sorghum continued. RAINFALL per-dekad accumulation was below normal in most of the country during trhe first dekad, but quickly recover with normal and above normal accumulation in most of the country during the next two dekads. The 30 day rainfall accumulation indicates that most of the country received normal accumulation, as is also shown by the SPI1 most of the country had normal monthly rainfall accumulates in 100% of the cropland. SPI3 shows that from June to August rainfall accumulation has been normal in 100% of croplands. WSI indicates at national level most croplands (54%) had sufficient or normal water for crop requirements, however 45-46% received above normal water and 1% received insufficient water for crops. TEMPERATURE was around normal and continuing its seasonal increasing trend in most of the country. VEGETATION STATUS (zNDVIc) indicates that most of croplands show normal vegetation conditions in 61% of croplands to above normal in 33% and below normal in 6% of cropland. Vegetation status remains poor in Artibonite (12.5%), North Ouest (24%), Ouest (9%), Nord Est (10%), and Centre (8%). CONDITIONS for crops in this period were mostly favorable across the country and improved conditions for sowing of second season crops, except in localized areas with below average rainfall. However, according to FEWS NET (August, 2022) the second season has been affected by lack of seeds and its high price amid low harvest in July. Recent forecast of the production of cereals from the main season expects it to be below average and below last year output with maize at -7.5%, rice at -10% and sorghum at -16.7% below (FAO-GIEWS, August 2022). RAINFALL FORECAST from Copernicus C3S multi-systemfor the ensemble mean anomaly in the upcoming period SON shows around normal rainfall conditions in the upcoming months. No NATURAL DISASTER reported are a series of flash floods due to heavy rains in some cities and rural areas of Ouest which caused housing and and road infrastructure damage (Floodlist, August 2022). OTHER SHOCKS reported in August are mainly the economic as the poor harvest from the main season generally provides economic resources for supporting second season crops, thus planting is constrained (FEWS NET, August 2022). In addition gang violence against civilians has continue to surge in this month (The Media, August 2022). FOOD SECURITY continue to deteriorates as food prices remain above last year and the five-year average due in part to insecurity limiting food and fuel supply in Port-au-Prince and to general inflation and the continued depreciation of the local currency (FEWS NET, August 2022). Food security has deteriorated in the recent weeks, increasing by about 1.36 million people more facing insufficient food consumption compared to last month, with a total population affected estimated at 6.3 million; and about 6.4 million employing crisis or above crisis food-based coping (Hunger Map, August 2022). The last IPC estimate indicated 4.5 million in Crisis (Phase 3) about 45% of the total population, but was applicable until June, and is expected to have deteriorated but new analysis will be conducted in September reassess the situation (IPC, June 2022).
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Country Summary
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Agriculture statistics: ten crop with largest area
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Agriculture statistics: ten crop with largest production
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Share of national cereal production by subnational units
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