Sierra Leone - mVAM Bulletin #13: Food security improves in the districts of Bo and Kenema, February 2015
In February, households in Sierra Leone used fewer negative coping strategies than in January. Food security continues to improve thanks to the recent harvest and measures to control Ebola.
Coping is highest in the districts of Bombali, Koinadugu and Tonkolili in the north. Use of negative coping strategies fell significantly in the districts of Bo (in the south) and Kenema (in the east). Residents of Freetown continue to be relatively better off.
Local and imported rice prices rose slightly in February. Wage rates declined, especially in the south and in Port Loko/Kambia, because of reduced demand for labour as the rice harvest ends. High staple food prices and low wages are hampering food access in northern Sierra Leone.