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Southern Africa: Food security

According to the Food and Nutrition Security Working Group (FNSWG), An estimated 31.6M people across Southern Africa remain food insecure as the 2016 peak lean season extends into April due to the effects of the late start of the season and excessive dry conditions as a result of El Nino. Household food access is worsened by the steep price increases for key staples especially maize grain which for countries including Malawi and Mozambique has increased by more 100% against both five year average and last year.