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15 May 2002 description

JOHANNESBURG, 15 May (IRIN) - Extreme food shortages and HIV/AIDS are forcing the elderly in Southern Africa to become breadwinners all over again, HelpAge said on Wednesday.

10 May 2002 description


This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea, (2) Indonesia

(B) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran

(C) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo, (4) Central African Republic

(D) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Overview for Southern Africa Region, (2) Malawi, (3) Zambia, (4) Zimbabwe, (5) Djibouti, (6) Burundi, (7) Tanzania, (8) Eritrea, (9) Ethiopia

(E) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Colombia, (2) Ecuador, (3) El Salvador

03 May 2002 description

This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea

(B) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

(C) Middle East Region: (1) Palestinian Territories

(D) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Southern Africa regional overview, (2) Malawi, (3) Zambia, (4) Swaziland, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Somalia

(E) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola

26 Apr 2002 description

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05 Feb 2002 description

Some Countries are having Difficulties Filling Cereal Gap

25 Jan 2002 description

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17 Dec 2001 description

Rome, December 2001
Highlights

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).

13 Dec 2001 description

With above normal rains forecast for much of the SADC region, this issue of the Regional Flood Watch reports the onset of the rains, the likelihood of floods this season and the current state of flood preparedness in the region. The RRSU and FEWS NET will be issuing periodic Regional Flood Watch reports on an ad hoc basis throughout the 2001/2002 season.

05 Dec 2001 description

JOHANNESBURG, 5 December (IRIN) - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is appealing for more than US $13 million to fund its humanitarian programmes in southern Africa.

27 Nov 2001 description

JOHANNESBURG, 27 November (IRIN) - UN agencies and non-governmental organisations are appealing for more than US $232 million to fund humanitarian operations in Angola next year.

22 Nov 2001 description


HIGH LEVEL OF IMPORTS STILL NEEDED TO MEET CEREAL REQUIREMENTS

24 Oct 2001 description


1. NEAR-NORMAL RAINS FORECAST FOR 2001/2002 RAINFALL SEASON

04 Sep 2001 description


1. Meeting Maize Requirements In SADC -Figure 1
At the regional level, 2000/2001 maize production will meet only 87% of consumption requirements. However, when opening stock levels at the start of the 2001/02 marketing year are added, regional maize requirements are fully met, with a small surplus.

2. Meeting Maize Requirements In SADC - Figure 2

23 Jul 2001 description


SOUTHERN AFRICA MAIZE PRODUCTION LOWEST IN SIX YEARS
According to FAO, maize production accounts for 90% of total coarse grain production in southern Africa, making it by far the most important crop at the regional level. This year's drop in regional maize production by 23% compared to last year, representing over 4½ million metric tonnes, could be cause for serious concern. However, production levels alone do not necessarily put households or countries at risk of food insecurity. There are many other factors that must be considered.