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Food Security Early Warning System Agromet Update 2017/2018 Agricultural Season, Issue 03 Month: December/January

Highlights

  • Dry conditions intensified in the southern half of the region, threatening production prospects in several areas. Abnormally high temperatures accompanied these dry conditions. Short term rainfall forecasts suggest little respite in the near-term.
  • Good rains were received in the northern half of the region, promoting good crop conditions.
  • A cyclone made landfall in Madagascar, causing fatalities, displacement of populations, damage to infrastructure and flooding of thousands of hectares planted to rice.
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Organization(s): 
Southern African Development Community
Original Publication Date: 
23 Jan 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
Climate
Environment
Information Management
Preparedness