Zambia: Cumulative Rainfall as of February 20, 2003


Map shows cumulative rainfall for Zambia as of February 20, 2003.

Crop conditions in areas other than the south are generally good, and maize is mostly at the grain filling stage. The critical areas to monitor closely for the rest of the growing season are the following: Southern province; Western province (Sesheke, Senanga, Shangombo and Kaoma); Lusaka province (eastern Kafue, Chongwe) and Eastern province (Chipata, Petauke). These are the main areas which appear problematic as far as rainfall performance is concerned.