CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
As of mid-February 2002, the number of
countries facing serious food shortages throughout the world stands at
29 However, in several sub-regions the food supply situation has markedly
improved compared to 1999/2000.
In eastern Africa, harvesting
of the 2001/02 secondary cereal crops is almost complete in most countries,
except in Ethiopia where planting is about to commence. In Kenya the food
outlook is favourable, following sufficient rainfall during the season.
In Somalia, harvest prospects have improved with better rains than during