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31 Jul 2005 description

The Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has commended the Italian government and its people for working to eradicate poverty among Ugandans and engaging in efforts to restore peace in northern Uganda.

Prof. Bukenya was today speaking at the handover ceremony of a three year development food security and income project funded by AVSI an Italian NGO, to Busiro North Development Foundation. The function took place at the Vice Presidents' Kakiri home in Wakiso district.

28 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead:

November 2005 - January 2006 Forecast: Southern Africa;

There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over northern Mozambique. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over northwestern Angola.

26 Jul 2005 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 1.5 billion yen (approximately 14 million dollars), through the World Food Programme (WFP), for returning displaced persons in the southern part of Sudan and the eastern and southern African countries. Notes to this effect were exchanged on July 26 (Tue) in Rome between Ms. Nobuko Matsubara, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms. Susana Malcorra, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.
21 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead:

Aug-Oct 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region:

Climatology is expected across the domain, except locally over northwestern Cote d’Ivoire.

Northern Horn of Africa:

09 Jul 2005 description


SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS

Poorly distributed rainfall in the first season of 2005 in northern Uganda has diminished hopes for improved agricultural production this season. The area's 1.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) will continue tdepend on food aid. Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) pipeline faces a deficit of 71,400 MT through December 2005 and urgently needs tbe replenished.

SEASONAL TIMELINE

07 Jul 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Position:

01 Jul 2005 description

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I am pleased to announce that Australia will contribute $9 million to the World Food Programme's efforts to help ease a severe food crisis in several countries in Africa.

In the Southern African region $4.5 million will provide food assistance to 8 million people facing severe food shortages in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

01 Jul 2005 description


HIGHLIGHTS

- Kenya’s early crop from South Western region delayed due to late planting.

- Wholesale maize prices to remain high in the third quarter in the capital cities of East Africa.

- VAT removed on maize flour in Kenya , VAT goes up in Uganda.

PRODUCTION AND HARVESTING