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23 Dec 2002 description


Zambia's food crisis will continue beyond March


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) issues periodic emergencies when population groups are now, or will soon become, extremely food insecure, unable to meet their consumption needs. These groups have already exhausted their strategies for acquiring food and face imminent famine.

Issued: December 23, 2002; Valid until February 22, 2003

20 Dec 2002 description


SADC Food Security Network Ministerial Brief

...helping decision-makers maintain food security...



Growing concern over food security prospects

POOR RAINFALL PERFOMANCE LIKELY TO AFFECT 2002/03 CROP PRODUCTION

17 Dec 2002 description

PR 02/129
Rome, 17 December 2002 - Some 40 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are threatened by severe food shortages and a major humanitarian crisis is deepening in southern Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

12 Dec 2002 description

THE RESPONSE TO THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN SADC
10-12 DECEMBER 2002

28 Nov 2002 description


CONCERN OVER THE START OF THE 2002/03 CROP SEASON

24 Sep 2002 description

3-15 September, 2002

Mr. James T. Morris
Special Envoy of the Secretary-General
for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa
Rome, 24 September 2002

17 Sep 2002 description

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Vulnerability Assessment Committee

16 Sep 2002 description

Zambia National Vulnerability Assessment Committee in collaboration with the SADC FANR Vulnerability Assessment Committee

01 Jul 2002 description




Duration: 9 months (01 July 2002 - 31 March 2003)
Total tonnage: 992,459 MT
Beneficiaries: 10,255,850 persons

WFP is directing assistance to: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe

SYNOPSIS

Project Country: Southern Africa Region

28 Jun 2002 description


Highlights
Regional all-cereals deficit has worsened to 5.34 million tonnes... Confirming the food crisis confronting the region, latest assessments show that SADC faces an all cereals deficit of 5.34 million tonnes for the 2002/2003 marketing year. This suggests a marked decline in food security prospects from last year when the shortfall was only 2.78 million tonnes. The crisis stems from a complex mix of bad weather, bad policies in some countries and the impact of HIV/Aids that has resulted in reduced foodcrop production.