FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops & Shortages 11/99 - Togo

Harvest prospects are favourable reflecting widespread and above-normal rains during the growing season. Soil moisture reserves are adequate and so far the pest situation remains calm. Floods have been reported in Kara, Plateaux, Maritime and Savanes regions. The worst affected regions is Savanes where at least 1 000 hectares of arable land have been inundated, hundreds of homes and over 100 bridges destroyed, and 800 km of roads made impassable, isolating villages and affecting an estimated 42 000 people. The overall food supply situation is satisfactory.