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30 Sep 2004 description


Rainfall situation

INAM (Meteorological Institute of Mozambique) launched on the 9th September previsions for the next climatic season - October to December 2004 (OND04) and January to March 2005 (JFM05), after the SARCOF meeting headed on the beginning of the month (SARCOF-8). The previsions are a weak El Nino and the continuation of positive anomalies of Ocean Superficial Temperature (TSM) on the west Equatorial Indic Ocean. As a consequence, it is predicted that:

- normal rain on the first rain season (OND04) in all country.

30 Sep 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlook for January-March at Four Months Lead

Southern Africa

30 Sep 2004 description


Foreword

Informal cross border trade played a significant role in averting widespread food insecurity in Southern Africa during the major regional drought of 2002 and 2003. However, information on informal trade has been mainly anecdotal and its contribution toward redressing supply/demand imbalances has not been adequately quantified in Southern Africa. In the absence of this data, decision making by governments, aid agencies and traders about appropriate levels of commercial imports and food aid is difficult.

24 Sep 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region, (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Guinea, (5) Liberia, (6) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zambia

24 Sep 2004 description
report World Vision

It's a little off the beaten track, but a small garden in World Vision's Muecate Area Development Program in northern Mozambique holds the community's hopes for food security.

Erratic rainfall, infertile soil and a virus that has decimated the cassava crop means thounsands of people in Muecate are now threatened with food shortages.

However, farmers from the project are working together to find places where they can grow what cannot be grown anywhere else.

"This is where we're able to produce the food we need to eat and to sell for our survival," said …

23 Sep 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:

CCA Outlooks for October-December at One Month Lead

East Africa

The outlook for Oct-Dec 2004 East Africa rainfall at one month lead shows a tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall across southern Somalia, most of Kenya and Uganda, western Rwanda, and extreme northern Tanzania. Climatology is expected in all other areas.

Northern Horn of Africa

20 Sep 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

MAPUTO, 20 Sep 2004 (IRIN) - Improved measures to tackle acute malnutrition in Mozambique are expected to save the lives of thousands of children and adults.

During a five-day workshop supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) last week, about 100 health workers in the capital, Maputo, adopted a protocol outlining step-by-step guidelines for the management of acute malnutrition in children.

17 Sep 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zambia, (10) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

13 Sep 2004 description

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2004 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will donate 3,000 metric tons of crude degummed soybean oil and 330 tons of soy products (textured soy protein, soy protein concentrate and defatted soy flour) to Planet Aid, Inc., a private voluntary organization, for use in Mozambique. This is a three-year program, providing the same commodities in the same amounts each year.

Planet Aid will sell the soybean oil and use the proceeds to educate 200,000 people in HIV/AIDS-affected communities about the disease and prevention methods.

10 Sep 2004 description


(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: 1) Iraq, 2) Afghanistan, 3) Albania, 4) Azerbaijan

(B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Guinea Bissau, (4) Sierra Leone, (5) Guinea, (6) Liberia, (7) Cote D'Ivoire

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zimbabwe

07 Sep 2004 description
report IRIN

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 7 Sep 2004 (IRIN) - While countries in Southern Africa slowly recover from a regional food crisis humanitarian actors have begun seeking ways to better deal with possible future shocks on local populations.

Although pockets of food insecurity still exist throughout the region, aid agencies are expected to feed fewer people this year compared to 2002/3 when 12.8 million people found themselves in the grip of a hunger crisis.

According to Save the Children, a key role-player during the food …

07 Sep 2004 description
report IRIN

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

06 Sep 2004 description

RIACSO provides support to national efforts in addressing the southern African triple threat of food insecurity, weakened capacity for governance and HIV/AIDS and ensures cohesion and complementarity of the effort at a regional level. In addition, RIACSO supports the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, Mr. James Morris, in his mandate to raise awareness of the situation, its underlying causes and to provide recommendations on how to strengthen the response and mobilise donor support.
REGIONAL AND COUNTRY SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTS

03 Sep 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2 Russian Federation

(C East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3 Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Republic of Congo, (7 Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4 Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Zambia, (9 Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) DPR Korea

01 Sep 2004 description


Weekly Introduction:
Southern Africa CCA Guidance for November -- January at Four Month Lead

The outlook for southern Africa rainfall at four months lead indicates a tilt of the odds for below normal rainfall over northern Mozambique, southern Malawi and southwestern Tanzania. There is a tilt of the odds toward above normal rainfall over much of southern Africa and limited regions of Angola and Zaire. Climatology is expected elsewhere.