Somalia Food Security Outlook Update - December 2011

Situation Report
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Deyr season crop performance in South and Central Somalia

Key messages

  • Despite on‐going, large‐scale humanitarian intervention, food insecurity remains at Emergency and Famine levels across most of southern Somalia.

  • Crop production in southern and central Somalia is expected to be mixed. In Juba and Gedo below average harvests are expected, in Bay, Bakool, Hiran and the central agropastoral areas below‐average to average harvests are expected, and in the Shabelle regions average to above‐average crop harvests are likely.

  • Deyr crop harvests are expected to be one to two months late compare to normal.

  • Higher than usual off‐season crop harvests are expected, mainly from Juba regions