Southern Africa Seasonal Monitor, March 28, 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 28 Mar 2013 View Original

Dry spell continues, compromising yields in several countries

KEY MESSAGES

  • A prolonged dry spell in the southern half of the region has continued for over 2 months in some areas, resulting in crop yield reductions and dampened harvest expectations.

  • Though prospects remain good in some parts of the region, factors that have compromised expected harvests in other areas include an erratic onset of rains, armyworm outbreaks, input distribution challenges, along with flooding and waterlogging.