The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall for most of the period October to December (OND) 2017 and normal to above-normal rainfall for the January to March (JFM) 2018. However, northernmost Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), northern Tanzania, the islands states, eastern-most Madagascar and the south-eastern contiguous SADC region are likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall throughout the 2017/18 rainy season.
In response to a severe drought associated with the 2015/16 El Niño episode, the Southern African Development Community launched a regional humanitarian appeal in July 2016 for $2.4 billion to support the needs of the affected population in the affected Member States.
Kinshasa, le 30 mai 2017. A l’initiative de l’Union africaine (UA) élargie à l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU), une délégation conjointe de haut niveau de l’ UA, de l’ ONU, de la Conférence internationale sur la région des Grands Lacs (CIRGL) et de la Communauté de développement de l’Afrique australe (SADC), constituant les institutions garantes de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération pour la République démocratique du Congo et la région, a effectué une mission à Kinshasa les 29 et 30 mai 2017.
- Good rains continued to the end of season in most areas, resulting in positive production expectations in several countries.
- The high seasonal rainfall improved dam and groundwater levels, providing good water availability for irrigation over the coming seasons.
- Preliminary reports suggest the regional impact of the Fall Armyworm was not severe. However, experts advise robust, coordinated control measures for coming seasons.