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Food Security Early Warning System Agromet Update 2016/2017 Agricultural Season Issue 02 Month: October

Highlights

  • Timely rains commenced in South Africa, Swaziland and eastern Botswana, resulting in planting in some areas and slight improvement in dam levels
  • Slow and erratic onset of rains was observed in northern parts of the region, and an improvement is expected by late November to early December
  • Shortfalls in commercial maize seed availability and farmers’ reduced purchasing power may negatively affect harvest prospects in several countries if unaddressed
Organization(s): 
Southern African Development Community
Original Publication Date: 
20 Nov 2016
Document type: 
Situation Report
Theme(s): 
Climate
Environment
Information Management
Preparedness