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02 Dec 2013 description

Agrafer les marchés alimentaires en Afrique de l'Est: Le maïs blanc est la céréale de base principale consommées en Tanzanie, au Kenya et en Ethiopie. En Ouganda, le maïs blanc est cultivé principalement en tant que culture commerciale pour l'exportation dans la région. Le riz importé est un aliment de base majeur pour Djibouti et la Somalie, qui consomment principalement Belem-le riz importé rouge. La Tanzanie est également un producteur majeur et source de riz dans la région tandis que le Kenya et l'Ouganda sont de petits producteurs.

01 Oct 2013 description

Le maïs blanc est la céréale de base principale consommées en Tanzanie, au Kenya et en Ethiopie. En Ouganda, le maïs blanc est cultivé principalement en tant que culture commerciale pour l'exportation dans la région. Le riz importé est un aliment de base majeur pour Djibouti et la Somalie, qui consomment principalement Belem‐le riz importé rouge. La Tanzanie est également un producteur majeur et source de riz dans la région tandis que le Kenya et l'Ouganda sont de petits producteurs. Les deux rouges et le sorgho blanc sont produits et consommés dans la région.

01 Jul 2013 description

Le maïs blanc est la céréale de base principale consommées en Tanzanie, au Kenya et en Ethiopie. En Ouganda, le maïs blanc est cultivé principalement en tant que culture commerciale pour l'exportation dans la région. Le riz importé est un aliment de base majeur pour Djibouti et la Somalie, qui consomment principalement Belem‐le riz importé rouge. La Tanzanie est également un producteur majeur et source de riz dans la région tandis que le Kenya et l'Ouganda sont de petits producteurs. Les deux rouges et le sorgho blanc sont produits et consommés dans la région.

29 Apr 2013 description

Le maïs blanc est la céréale de base principale consommées en Tanzanie, au Kenya et en Ethiopie. En Ouganda, le maïs blanc est cultivé principalement en tant que culture commerciale pour l'exportation dans la région. Le riz importé est un aliment de base majeur pour Djibouti et la Somalie, qui consomment principalement Belem‐le riz importé rouge. La Tanzanie est également un producteur majeur et source de riz dans la région tandis que le Kenya et l'Ouganda sont de petits producteurs. Les deux rouges et le sorgho blanc sont produits et consommés dans la région.

26 Feb 2013 description

White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers.

25 Jan 2013 description

White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers.

24 May 2011 description

Rainfall deficits persist in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia

12 May 2011 description

Rainfall deficits persist in eastern Kenya and southern Ethiopia

Significant rainfall deficits of between 100 to 200 mm persist across the northeastern pastoral areas of Kenya, covering the districts of Isiolo and Moyale, and large parts of Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, and Wajir districts. These districts have received less than 10 percent of their average March‐April‐May (MAM) seasonal totals by the start of the second dekad of May. Similar significant deficits persist in the southern Ethiopia regions of Borena and Liban (Figure 1).

03 May 2011 description

Rainfall deficits deepen in eastern and northern Kenya

The March to May rainfall seasonal performance continues to be close to average in most of the key cropping areas of Burundi, western Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

However, significant rainfall deficits of between 50 ‐150 mm persist across the agro‐pastoral areas of southeastern Kenya; the belg cropping areas of Ethiopia, including SNNPR, the northeastern highlands, and southern and eastern parts of Oromia; parts of southwestern Sudan; and the bimodal cropping areas of Uganda (Figure 1).

30 Apr 2011 description
  • Sixty-three food commodities and livestock were traded across the borders of eastern Africa countries in 2010

  • Approximately 330,000 MT of cereals and 109,000 MT of pulses were traded. Seventy-six percent is this trade was formal, and 24 percent informal

  • Uganda and Ethiopia were the key export countries while Kenya and Northern Sudan were the main importers

  • August and December were the peak trading months following the main harvesting season in the source countries

25 Apr 2011 description

Rainfall deficits persist in the eastern Horn

Performance of the March to May rains continues to be close to average in most of the cropping areas of Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi,
Uganda, and western Kenya. However, rains have been persistently below‐average in parts of the bimodal cropping areas of northern Uganda, southern parts of Sudan, southeastern Kenya and the Belg cropping areas of Ethiopia, including SNNPR, the northeastern highlands, and southern and eastern parts of Oromia region with deficits amounting to 50‐150 mm (Figure 1).

23 Mar 2011 description

FEWS NET will publish a Rain Watch for the East Africa region every 10 days through the end of the March-June rainy season, with a special focus on ongoing crisis areas in the region. Its purpose is to assess the progress of the season and the potential impacts on food insecurity, which is currently at high or extreme levels in several areas.

02 Dec 2010 description

Key messages

- Food security in East Africa has improved following above?average harvests from the long rains season (March to May) and good rangeland conditions. Food security is likely to continue to improve as main season harvests take place and staple food prices decline over the outlook period (October 2010 to March 2011), particularly in northern and western parts of the region.

- Forecasts for the October to December rainy season indicate a likelihood of below?normal rains in the eastern sector of the region due to a La Niña event.

02 Nov 2010 description

The recent IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) forecast confirms that a La Niña event continues and will likely persist into 2011. As a result, rainfall during the October?December period is likely to be below?average in the eastern sector of East Africa (Figure 1). An analysis of rainfall during past La Niña years suggests that while early season rainfall may be favorable, precipitation later in the season is likely to be erratic and end early.

31 Oct 2009 description


- About 17 million people in the East Africa region are food insecure (Figure 1) and are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance. This is mainly due to the cumulative effects of poor rainfall/droughts in pastoral and marginal cropping areas in the eastern sector of the region, civil insecurity/conflict and consequent population displacement and disruption to markets, and high food prices.

31 Aug 2009 description


- The performance of current crops, whose harvest dates are mainly in the third quarter of the year, is below normal in all the major cropping areas of Ethiopia, southern Sudan, central and western Kenya, and parts of north central bimodal areas of Uganda. In Ethiopia, southern Sudan and Kenya, these crops contribute at least 70 percent of annual food production.

28 Feb 2009 description
  • It is currently dry season in the region, with the exception of Rwanda, Burundi, and unimodal areas of Tanzania, where the main agricultural season is underway. Most of the pastoral and marginal lowland cropping areas of the region experienced poor October-December rains and continue to feel the cumulative effects of three to four consecutive failed seasons.

    - Dry conditions will continue to persist, affecting pasture and water availability and animal body conditions until the March-May season begins. This season will be critical for pastoral livelihoods.

14 Dec 2007 description


Livestock, rain-fed crops at risk in pastoral, agropastoral areas of the GHA

23 Aug 2007 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The food security situation of a given country within the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) is influenced by both national and external markets including the movement of people, produce, livestock, and consumer goods.

18 Jul 2007 description
  • Dryness throughout much of western Burkina Faso is leading to poor agricultural conditions and low water levels in Lake Volta.

    - Rainfall has increased substantially throughout much of Darfur during the past two weeks, though areas of seasonal dryness remain.

    1) Severe drought remains over eastern Kenya as a result of the failure of the March - May wet season. Precipitation normally returns to the area in October.