Food Security Monitor
June 2021, Edition #15
The goal of AGRA’s Food Security Monitor is to provide an overview assessment of the food security outlook in AGRA focus countries in East, West and Southern Africa, taking into account the movement of prices of main food staples and government interventions that impact on domestic and regional food trade alongside the impact of forecast weather changes and environmental conditions on food security. Our monthly Food Security Monitor is one way that AGRA makes data available to key stakeholders to underpin evidence-based decision-making. Highlights from the 2021 June Food Security Monitor are summarized: The number of Food Insecurity Hotspots – countries where more than 50% of the total population has insufficient food for consumption – increased from two to three in June 2021. These countries were South Sudan (60%), Burkina Faso (59%) and Mali (58%). The East Africa region was predominantly in a crisis food security situation during the month, with the situation projected to persist until September. The Southern Africa region continued to experience improved food security outcomes from the favourable harvests recorded across most parts of the region this year.