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Afghanistan Food Security Outlook Update August 2014

An average to above-average wheat harvest is ongoing in the highlands

KEY MESSAGES

  • Across almost all areas the wheat harvest has been average to above-average. The ongoing harvest in the highlands is starting similarly with higher yields than last year reported in some areas.
    With own produced crops or labor income from the harvest, most areas remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1).

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief July 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2015

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Afghanistan Price Bulletin July 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year

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Afghanistan Food Security Outlook July to December 2014

Grain harvest above-average for third consecutive year

KEY MESSAGES

  • The wheat harvest concluded in most of Afghanistan. Farmers and observers report higher production than last year. High elevation areas will harvest through September depending on elevation. For the second crops, planted area is mostly normal, and the crops are developing normally.

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Central Asia Food Security Outlook July 2014

Third consecutive year of above-average grain harvests in Afghanistan and Tajikistan

Key Messages

  • The wheat harvest concluded in most of Afghanistan. Farmers and observers report higher production than last year. High elevation areas will harvest through September depending on elevation. For the second crops, planted area is mostly normal, and the crops are developing normally.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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Afghanistan + 1 other
Afghanistan Special Report: Pre-Harvest Assessment June 2014

The grain harvest is likely to be above average for the third year in row

Key Messages

  • Despite below-average October to May cumulative precipitation, steady spring rainfall supported wheat growth. This is likely to result in a grain harvest larger than in either of the previous two years. The harvest will supply grain both for household stocks and for markets.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 11-17, 2014

Flooding possible in Mali, Sudan, and South Sudan; dryness continues in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy and above-average rains since May has oversaturated ground conditions in southern Mali and resulted in rainfall surpluses greater than 200 percent of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast for the next week, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary July 4-10, 2014

Heavy rains in West Africa and Guatemala, with dryness in Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua

  1. Heavy and above average rains since the beginning of June have led to oversaturated ground conditions in Sierra Leone, Liberia, southern Guinea, and western Cote D’Ivoire. The heavy downpours forecast during the next week will increase the risk of new flooding across the region.
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Afghanistan + 2 others
Central Asia Food Security Outlook June 2014

Likely above-average wheat harvests begin across region

Key Messages

  • In both Afghanistan and Tajikistan, the wheat harvest is likely to be above average for the third year in a row. The above-average harvest should provide both food and income to households in wheat-growing areas, but it also provides agricultural labor opportunities.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief June 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2014

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Afghanistan Price Bulletin June 2014

Wheat is the staple food for most Afghans, comprising more than 70 percent of their diet. Low-quality rice is a poor, but sometimes necessary, substitute. All markets represent significant population centers and consumer markets. Kabul, the capital, supplies the central provinces and is a transit point between the north, south, east, and west. Jalalabad supplies the eastern part of the country and acts as a cross-border market with Pakistan. Mazar-e-Sarif supplies northern provinces and, in a good year, the southern provinces as well.

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Central Asia Food Security Outlook Update May 2014

Wheat harvests likely above average across much of the region

Key Messages

  • Regular rainfall in March and April supported mostly normal growth of wheat in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. In both countries, the wheat harvest is likely to be above average for the third year in a row. The above-average harvest should provide both food and income to households in wheat-growing areas, but it also provides agricultural labor opportunities.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary June 20-26, 2014

Dryness continues in East Africa, Honduras and Nicaragua, with flooding possible in West Africa and Guatemala

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya are forecast to receive limited rains during the next week, which could sustain poor agricultural and pastoral conditions.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary June 13-19, 2014

Dryness continues in parts of East Africa, Central America and Haiti; flooding in Guatemala and West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northwestern Tanzania. Although some areas could still receive enhanced rains over the next week, the ending rainy season could further worsen ground conditions.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary June 6-12, 2014

Drought in East Africa, heavy rains in West Africa, with wetness and dryness in Latin America and the Caribbean

Africa Weather Hazards

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Global May 2014 Price Watch and Annex

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, 2013/14 grain harvests were near-average in the Sahel and trade flows and market supplies were average in March. Below-average production in Mauritania, eastern Niger, and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Rice imports from international markets contributed food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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Global Weather Hazards Summary May 30 - June 5, 2014

Drought and dryness in East Africa, with areas of dryness and potential flooding in Latin America and Caribbean

Africa Weather Hazards

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief May 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2014