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27 Sep 2012 description

Key Messages from the FSNWG meeting held September 20, 2012 (FSNWG, 20/09/12)

  • The normal to above normal rainfall predictions for the October-to-December seasonal rains in several parts of the region is expected to have a positive impact on crop and livestock productivity, except in flood prone areas.

  • The expected rains coupled with good food security interventions can lead to improved nutrition levels and food security for populations in the region.

05 Jun 2012 description

Key Messages from the FSNWG meeting held May 17, 2012 (FSNWG, 17/05/12)

  • The current rains intensified late in the season and have largely been beneficial to most parts of the region.

  • However, significant rainfall deficits remain over the eastern horn of the region which is likely to affect crop production in eastern Kenya, southern Somalia and southern Ethiopia.

13 Jan 2012 description

From drought to floods — climate variability still impacting on vulnerable pastoral and agricultural communities.

The Eastern sector of the region has suddenly shifted from experi-encing severe drought to floods. This feature is a constant and urgent reminder of climate variability impacting on the most vulnerable pastoral and marginal agricultural communities.