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31 May 2000 description


The off-season crop and market gardening harvests are winding down. Production is good, as anticipated, after the high flood levels late last season. Other activities such as fishing are also generating good incomes and a more balanced diet, where practiced. No animal diseases have been reported and pastures still look good. Although water for livestock in the Sahel is becoming scarce, as is seasonal, livestock body weights look good.

31 Jan 2000 description


In Chad’s Sahelian zone, the rainfed cereal harvest, which ended in November, is expected to be smaller than the FAO/CILSS pre-harvest estimate of 600,000 MT and may be near average levels. An Action Committee for Food Security and Crisis Management (CASAGC) mission reports the harvest was decreased toward the end of the season by pest attacks in northern Batha and in Biltine. In addition, excess moisture hampered short-cycle millet development in Kanem. However, wild food such as kreb and pastures are abundant this year.

26 Nov 1999 description


The rainfed-crop harvest is progressing in the Sudanian zone of Chad. In the Sahelian zone, the rainfed harvest is ending. Planting of recessional sorghum—delayed because water took longer than usual to recede from recessional croplands after the torrential rains of July and August and because above-normal rains continued in September—is still in progress in this zone.

10 Nov 1999 description

Harvest prospects are favourable, reflecting above-normal rains in August and September. Pastures are abundant and the pest situation remained mostly calm. A joint FAO/CILSS Crop Assessment Mission from 18 to 22 October estimated 1999 cereal production at 1 153 294 tonnes (rice in paddy equivalent), which is 15 percent below the 1998 record but 9 percent above the five-year average. The overall food supply situation is satisfactory. However, impassable roads due to heavy rains in recent months have affected market supply.

30 Sep 1999 description

Extremely heavy rains continued through early August across most of Chad's agricultural area. These rains caused crop damage in some areas and hindered weeding, an activity that is necessary to obtain good crop yields. However, the National Support Committee (Comité National d'Appui) estimates that floods have damaged less than 9 percent of the area cultivated to cereal crops, and the resulting shortfall in production will likely be minimal.

17 Sep 1999 description

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10 Sep 1999 description

Growing conditions remained mostly favourable despite excessive rains in August in some areas. Rains in August were abundant and widespread. Unusually heavy rains in the first two dekads (146 mm in 8 hours on 5/8/99 and 400 mm for the month in 10 days in Ati, in Batha province) caused floods and crop damage. Soil moisture reserves are excessive in some areas, but so far overall crop development is satisfactory. Early crops are maturing while late plantings are at flowering stage. More rain is needed up to mid-September for late crops to mature in the Sudanian zone.

10 Sep 1999 description

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30 Aug 1999 description

The rainfall situation for Chad improved during July with heavy rains moving into the Sahelian agroclimatic zone. These rains will create soil conditions necessary for an excellent recessional agriculture season. If conditions remain favorable, the Sahelian zone could have an above-average harvest for the second year in a row. In some areas, however, rivers swelled in mid-July and caused seasonal disruptions in road transportation and abnormal flooding that damaged crops (see flood situation box).

27 Aug 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS
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25 Aug 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS
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for West Africa
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24 Aug 1999 description

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
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23 Aug 1999 description

Ref:OCHA/99/0122
CHAD FLOODS
OCHA Situation Report No.1

13 Aug 1999 description

ABIDJAN, 13 August 1999 (IRIN) - Floods caused by heavy rains have destroyed an estimated 5,226 houses, rendering thousands of people homeless in 11 of Chad's 14 regions since the beginning of August, Information Minister Moussa Dago told IRIN on Friday.

13 Aug 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS
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Tel: +225 21 73 54
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13 Aug 1999 description

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

13 Aug 1999 description

N A T I O N S U N I E S
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35