Armenia: Drought - Aug 2000
Most read reports
- WFP: 2000 Estimated Food Needs and Shortfalls for WFP Operations and Projects: Updated 30 Oct 2000. 30 Oct 2000
- FAO: FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 1, 2002. 28 Feb 2002
- World Vision: Drought in South of Armenia endangers entire population. 8 Aug 2001
- ECHO: Commission adopts five new humanitarian aid decisions worth more than €5.6 million. 20 Dec 2002
- ECHO: ECHO 2001: Launch of the Annual Review of the Humanitarian Aid Office. 16 Apr 2002
Rome, May 2002
CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Mr Poul Nielson
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
Rome, February 2002, No. 1
Rome, December 2001
Latest information indicates a slightly
larger global cereal output in 2001, of 1 870 million tonnes (including
rice in milled terms). However, even at this level, production would still
be less than the anticipated utilization requirements in 2001/02, leading
to a significant draw-down of cereal stocks.
While Afghanistan currently faces a grave food supply situation, food emergencies persist in many other countries (see box on page 6).
Armenia's agricultural output in 2001 is
likely to exceed last year's figures by at least 10 percent, Agriculture
Minister Zaven Gevorgian told a news conference in Yerevan on 28 November,
Noyan Tapan and RFE/RL's Armenian Service reported. The severe drought
in 2000 caused an estimated $100 million damage to the agricultural sector,
which accounts for almost one-third of the country's GDP. LF
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Grain harvest in 2001 at 417 000 tonnes is nearly double the drought reduced harvest of 225 000 tonnes in 2000. Grain production this year, nearly 131 200 tonnes higher than the average of the past five years, includes 340 000 tonnes of wheat compared with 151 000 tonnes in 2000, and 74 000 tonnes of coarse grains compared with 71 000 tonnes in 2000. Given the regional drought and water shortages, efforts to increase area under summer crops and hence production has not been very successful, particularly in the Southern provinces bordering Iran and Azerbaijan.
Rome, October 2001
This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran (B) East Asia: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea (C) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Somalia, (2) Uganda, (3) Eritrea (D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo (E) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea, (3) Liberia (F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Belize, (2) Central America overview, (3) Honduras, (4) Guatemala, (5) El Salvador (G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Armenia
Improved precipitation and better soil moisture contributed to a recovery in cereal production from a severely droughtreduced harvest the previous year. FAO tentatively estimates grain output at 352 000 tonnes from an estimated cultivated area of 189 000 hectares (2000: 225 000 tonnes, area 181 000 ha). Wheat production in 2001 at 275 000 tonnes is nearly double the harvest obtained last year, 151 000 tonnes. Official estimates point to a wheat harvest of 340 000 tonnes.
Appeal Target CHF 16,851,009
Period covered: April - June 30, 2001
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 34%
Related Appeals: 31/00; Georgia: Drought (launched on 10 October, 2000 for 10 months)
Outstanding needs: CHF 11,129,400
Update: While several projects have been or will be finalized shortly, the programme requires further support to ensure the continuation of the planned activities.
By Charles Recknagel
This report includes: (A) Latin America: (1) Peru, (2) El Salvador, (3) Ecuador (B) Balkans: (1) Kosovo, (2) Serbia, (3) Montenegro, (4) Albania (C) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran, (4) Tajikistan (D) Armenia (E) Horn of Africa: (1) Ethiopia, (2) Eritrea, (3) Kenya (F) Angola (G) Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo (H) Great Lakes: (1) Burundi, (2) Uganda (I) West Africa: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Liberia (J) Chad
Appeal Target: US $133,670
Balance Required from ACT Network: US$ 0
Geneva, 26 June 2001
A severe drought spreading across Central and South Asia, the Middle East and Caucasus has also had a dramatic impact on living conditions in Armenia. The drought has taken a high toll on food production and feed for livestock, which may result in an increase in mortality rates during the coming winter months.
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations