Seasonal Monitor

Despite increases in September, rainfall remains below average over Haiti

October 2, 2015

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.
Partners: 
NOAA
USGS

Key Messages

  • Rainfall during the second (Eté) season continues to be below average over Haiti, with deficits reaching 100-200 mm in parts of Grand’Anse, Sud, and Ouest Departments (Figure 1). Rainfall deficits have persisted in Haiti since April, with El Nino conditions likely to result in below-average rainfall through the rest of the year.

  • Improvements in rainfall in September have encourage some crop planting, although this likely remains below average. The late onset of rainfall in many areas is also likely to delay the agricultural calendar and result in later harvests than normal. Below-average rainfall has also resulted in reports of low groundwater for irrigated farming activities. 

  • Rainfall during the next week is expected to remain below average, with maximum accumulations reaching 20 mm (Figure 2). 

  

About this Report

The seasonal monitor, produced by the FEWS NET USGS regional scientist and FEWS NET Regional Technical Manager, updates rainfall totals, the impact on production, and the short-term forecast. It is produced every 20 days during the production season. Find more remote sensing information here.

 

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.