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22 Dec 2015 description

Delayed onset of seasonal rains in parts of Southern Africa raises serious concern for crop and livestock production in 2016


  • El Niño-related dry conditions at the start of the 2015/16 cropping season adversely affect cropping activities and impede early crop development in Southern Africa

  • Climate forecasts point to a very likely continuation of drier-than-normal conditions in early 2016 increasing the likelihood of serious impacts on production across many areas of the subregion

19 Oct 2015 description

JOHANNESBURG – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a result of poor harvests across much of southern Africa. There will be an estimated 27.4 million food-insecure people in the region during the next six months, according to the Southern African Development Community 2015 Vulnerability Assessments. *

02 Jun 2015 description

State of Food Insecurity in Africa shows progress in halving the proportion and the number of hungry people by 2015

Seven countries have reached targets set by the Millennium Development Goals and World Food Summit

02 Jun 2015 description

Nouveau rapport sur l’État de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique sub-saharienne : progrès dans réduction de moitié de la proportion des personnes souffrant de la faim et de la malnutrition d’ici à 2015

Sept pays ont atteint les cibles fixées par les Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD) et le Sommet mondial de l’alimentation (SMA).

01 Jun 2015 description


  • Above-average crop production expected in 2015; However, dry spells affected crops in parts of the country

  • Food prices increase significantly in parts of the country

  • Inflation rates increased in 2015; removal of fuel subsidies in December 2014 has exerted some upward pressure on food prices

  • An estimated 460 000 people were affected by drought conditions

22 Feb 2015 description


  • Despite possible negative impact of dry conditions in southern and coastal provinces, generally favourable crop production prospects expected in 2015

  • Inflation rates remained stable, but removal of fuel subsidies in December 2014 may exert some upward pressure on food prices

Production prospects for 2015 cereal crops are generally favourable