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May 2, 2012
Food Security Situation
Chad is a low-income, food-deficit country, ranked 184 out of 187 countries in the 2012 UNDP Human Development Index. Over 500,000 refugees and IDPs reside in Chad, impacting the socio-economic situation and the depletion of natural resources in vulnerable communities.
Cereal production from the 2012-2013 cropping season has increased by 130 percent compared to the 2011-2012 season and 86 percent compared to the five-year average. This is due to ample rainfall, an increase in the area cultivated, and farmers' access to tractors provided by the government.
Markets are well-stocked with crops from this season’s harvests, which have been underway since October. This good market supply has driven down cereal prices on markets across the country; however, while prices are lower than 2011-2012, the average prices of millet and corn are still between 10 and 30 percent above the five-year average.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) now targets approximately 98,600 food-insecure Chadians as well as approximately 1.8 million refugees from the Central African Republic and Sudan, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and affected host communities. Project locations include the Batha and Ouddai regions as well as Eastern Sahelian, and Southern Chad.
FFP partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP) to support refuees with general food distribution, supplementary feeding, and emergency school feeding and partners with Africare on a variety of projects including agriculture, health and nutrition, community capacity building, food for work, and food for training.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2013 (projected)||$51.0 million||32,610 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$101.7 million||64,989 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011||$89.6 million||61,500 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010||$103.9 million||75,150 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2009||$146.6 million||106,630 MT|
Fiscal Year 2013 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||$1.0 million||1,000 MT|
|Title II Emergency||$50.0 million||31,610 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||----||----|
Note: FY: Fiscal YEar; HDI: Human Development Index; IDP: Internally Displaced Persons; MT: Metric Ton; SCF: Save the Children; UNDP: United Nations Development Program; UNHCR: United Nations HIgh Commissioner for Refugees; USD: U.S. Dollar; WFP: World Food Program
Food Secuity Situation information provided by UNDP, FEWS NET and WFP from 2012 and 2013
Last updated: May 02, 2013