WFP estimates that 200,000 people could be at risk of food insecurity. The analysis, elaborated with the support of key interviewees and secondary data, was conducted by WFP in November 2018.
According to the main findings, Nicaragua has suffered from severe dry weather condition since April 2018, which caused severe crop losses, mostly of maize, during the primera season. Additional losses were reported during the postrera due to the excess of rainfall and high presence of crop plagues and diseases.
Altogether, this has compromised the farmers’ ability to produce the quantities required to meet their food needs during the upcoming months.
This situation coupled with an already deteriorated economic situation, due to the ongoing crisis. To complement the results of the assessments, FEWSNET recently reported that the majority of vulnerable households, in central and northern Nicaragua are likely to be in food insecurity stress (Phase 2, CIF), from November 2018 to January 2019.