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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 10-16, 2014

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

  2. Poor July rains in several local areas of Mali have resulted in poor crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have improved ground conditions, although the rainy season is quickly coming to a close.

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Afghanistan Price Bulletin September 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 Update September 2014

Second crop harvest likely average to above-average

KEY MESSAGES

  • The wheat harvest has progressed normally in high-elevation areas with average to above-average yields anticipated. Second crops, including rice, maize, vegetables, and fruit, developed normally with production expected to be similar to or more than last year. However, fruit and vegetable prices are lower than last year.

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Price Watch August 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).

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Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Afghanistan Price Bulletin August 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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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 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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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