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Badghis Emergency Food Security Assessment 2017 - report

Methodology: 

1- Remote Sensing;
2- Desk Review;
3- Primary data collection.

Key findings: 

Summary findings
• Dry spell in 2017 has negatively affected production and food security of Badghis province population.
• An over 35% reduction is estimated in wheat production.
• A significant reduction in other crop production like melon, watermelon, pea, barley and cumin has also been expected.
• Pasture condition was poor due to lack of rainfall caused distress sales of livestock during June-August 2017 at a low price, which has affected livelihood of population, especially the poor and food insecure, and make them further vulnerable to similar and other shocks and food insecurity.
• Decreased employment opportunities due to agriculture failure have resulted in reduced labor wage and poorer household income.
• Sheep/Wheat (Pastoralist) Term of Trade (ToT) has deteriorated by estimated 60%, mainly related to significant decreased in livestock price and increased wheat price.
• Labor wage/Wheat ToT deteriorated by estimated 50%, mainly attributed to decreased labor wage and increased wheat price.
• Badghis is a highly food insecure province (49% of total population, based on ALCS 2016/17) and the current dry spell would further deteriorate its household food security.
• Heavy dependency on rain-fed production, lack or insufficient livelihood means make Badghis population continued being highly prone to food insecurity and poverty and vulnerable to natural shocks.
• Badghis is a highly food insecure province (49% of total population, based on ALCS 2016/17) and the current dry spell would further deteriorate its household food security.
• Heavy dependency on rain-fed production, lack or insufficient livelihood means make Badghis population continued being highly prone to food insecurity and poverty and vulnerable to natural shocks.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Operations(s)/Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
10 Nov 2017 to 15 Nov 2017
Status: 
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
World Food Programme
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification
Participating Organization(s): 
Coordination of Rehabilitation and Development Services for Afghanistan
International Rescue Committee
Norwegian Refugee Council
Rural Rehabilitation Association for Afghanistan
World Vision International
Government of Afghanistan - Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock
Government of Afghanistan - National Disaster Management Authority
Government of Afghanistan - Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation
Location(s): 
Qala-e-Naw
Other location: 
Qadis, Abkamari, Muqur districts.
Theme(s): 
Natural Disasters