Mauritania - Impact du déficit pluviométrique et de la hausse des prix des produits alimentaires sur la sécurité alimentaire des ménages, November-December 2011

The 2011 rainy season was characterized by a poor distribution of rainfall over space and time resulting in low pasture growth and the failure of rain-fed crops. To have a clearer picture of the impact of the rainfall deficient and high food prices on populations, the Food Security Commission (CSA) and WFP organized a new round of data collection of its monitoring of household food security commonly called FSMS (Food Security Monitoring System). This survey was conducted in the period of the year when the food situation has usually stabilized (post-harvest period).