The food security situation is expected to have improved over the summer months. Households benefited from the ongoing domestic harvest, improved livestock health and breeding, higher remittances compared to previous years and seasonal job opportunities. According to the qualitative monitoring conducted by WFP with World Bank support in July/August covering both Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the impacts of the increasing global and national food prices have not yet transmitted to the community and household level. The situation is likely to deteriorate during the next season due to the following factors: start of traditional lean season with higher food prices and declining income earning opportunities; reduced inflow of remittances; and poorer wheat production prospects in Kazakhstan, the main export country of wheat in the region, combined with internally increasing wheat prices. The next round of food security monitoring is taking place in October feeding into the food security classification process (IPC) in November.