A rapid scan of the nutrition situation in Burundi in October 2015 found high incidences of food insecurity across four provinces: Ngozi, in the Humid Central Plateau Livelihood cluster; Rumonge, in the Imbo Plain; and Rutana and Ruyigi, in the Dry Eastern Depression Livelihood Cluster. Incidence of food insecurity ranged between 33.5% and 49.1%. This is well above the 30% level established by FAO as the critical level of food insecurity. The survey also found that diets were poor and had not improved since 2014. The food deficit in Burundi worsened from 27% in 2009 to 52% in 2012, and is still chronic. The rapid scan also showed that, when confronted with a food deficit, households eat cheaper food, buy food on credit, reduce the number of meals and the amount of food per meal and even sell livestock to buy food.