GIEWS Country Brief: Tajikistan 12-December-2012

Report
from Food and Agriculture Organization
Published on 12 Dec 2012 View Original

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of grains for 2013 cereal production has been completed

  • 2012 cereal production is close to last year’s level

  • The country depends heavily on cereal imports, which are forecast to remain at a high level in 2012/13 marketing year

  • High food prices are affecting the food security of vulnerable populations

Planting of grains for 2013 cereal production has been completed

Early rains helped prepare the land for the sowing for winter crops such as winter wheat and barley. Despite the overall rainfall in early October being below average, vegetation conditions continue to appear unharmed, possibly due to the continued presence of irrigation water in some areas. Good rains and snow from last year provided for adequate moisture for planting. The total winter wheat planting area has increased slightly. Assuming normal weather conditions, the early forecast for winter cereal production is positive. Winter crops represent about two thirds of all cereals planted in the country and the winter wheat planting area accounts for approximately 92 percent of the total.