Moderately above-average maize harvest led to low and stable prices - Tanzania Remote Monitoring update for August 2014

  • Stable staple prices are expected to continue as harvesting is completed and marketing continues.Estimated production is very similar to 2013, moderately above average, ensuring continued supply to markets.
  • Kenya’s government has arranged a large maize purchase from Tanzania. This maize should help keep prices stable in Kenya while providing funds for restocking in Tanzania.
  • Food insecurity will remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) in most areas. However, some households in Dodoma and Singida are Stressed (IPC Phase 2) having exhausted stocks from the May harvest already and having more limited income than previous years.

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