FAO/GIEWS Food availability and market assessment mission to Haiti, 23 May 2016

FAO/GIEWS Food availability and market assessment mission to Haiti, 23 May 2016
May 2016

Highlights

  • Cereals and starchy roots production in 2015 dropped to its lowest level in 12 years, after two consecutive years of drought.
  • Food availability in 2015/16 is being sustained by imports and a drawdown of stocks.
  • Prices at the beginning of 2016 were at near record levels for maize and at record levels for black beans.
  • To increase food availability in Haiti and reduce the high level of food prices in the near to medium term, assistance to the agricultural sector should be broad and not limited to the most affected areas of the country.