FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Cereal production in 2016 estimated at well below average level as a result of El Niño-related drought
Prices of maize meal at high levels, mainly due to increased import costs
Food security worsens in 2016 due to impact of drought
Cereal production well below average in 2016
Belgium’s USD 300 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) emergency programme in Fiji is assisting more than 5 000 families (approximately 25 000 people) struggling to recover from Tropical Cyclone Winston in northern Viti Levu and the maritime islands.
Tropical Cyclone Winston – one of the strongest cyclones to ever strike Fiji and one of the most severe to ever hit the South Pacific – killed a total of 44 people across the island nation, injured 126 and affected a total of 350 000 (approximately 40 percent of the population).
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