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Food Security Early Warning System Agromet Update 2016/2017 Agricultural Season, Issue 04 Month: January

Highlights

 Southern and central areas continued to receive well above average rains in January

 Poor rainfall was received in western and north-eastern SADC and Madagascar

 The Fall Armyworm has been confirmed in 7 countries in the region. The severity of the impact on regional crop production is yet to be established  

 Tropical cyclones Carlos and Dineo affected the region in early to mid-February. The impacts of Cyclone Dineo are severe, particularly in southern Mozambique 

Organization(s): 
Southern African Development Community
Original Publication Date: 
20 Feb 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
Climate
Environment
Information Management
Preparedness