Main contributory factors
|Burundi*||Civil strife, shortage of inputs||Jan./Dec.|
|Cuba||Reduced plantings, shortages of inputs||June/Dec.|
|Haiti*||Reduced plantings, shortage of inputs||June/Sept.|
|Iraq||Low rainfall, shortage of inputs||May/June|
|Sri Lanka||Low irrigation reserves for second Yala crop||Aug./Sept.|
|Turkmenistan||Inadequate inputs and incentives||June/Aug.|
1/ Main crop unless otherwise indicated.
- Afghanistan* (July/June), Angola* (Apr./Mar.), Armenia* (July/June), Azerbaijan (July/June), Bosnia-Herzegovina* (July/June), Burundi* (Jan./Dec.),Chad (Nov./Dec.), Eritrea (Jan./Dec.), Ethiopia* (Jan./Dec.), Georgia* (Jan./Dec.), Haiti* (July/June), Iraq* (July/June), Kenya, (Oct./Sept.), Korea, D.P.R.* (Nov./Oct.), Laos* (Jan./Dec.), Liberia* (Jan./Dec.), Mauritania (Nov./Oct.) Mongolia* (Oct./Sept.), Mozambique* (May/Apr.), Niger (Nov./Oct.), Rwanda* (Jan./Dec.), Sierra Leone* (Jan./Dec.), Somalia* (Sept./Aug.), Sudan* (Nov./Oct.), Tajikistan* (July/June), Tanzania (Jun./May), Turkmenistan (July/June), Uganda (Jan./Dec.), Zaire* (Jan./Dec.)
- Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sudan
(i) New countries included in this report compared to last month's report, are underlined.
(ii) Countries with unfavourable prospects for current crop and/or uncovered shortfalls are marked in bold
(iii) Countries affected or threatened by successive bad crops or food shortages are marked with an asterisk (*).
"Unfavourable Prospects for Current Crops": Refer to prospects of a shortfall in production of current crops as a result of a reduction of the area planted and/or adverse weather conditions, plant pests, diseases and other calamities which indicate a need for close monitoring of the crops for the remainder of the growing season.
"Shortfalls in Food Supplies in Current Marketing Year Requiring Exceptional External Assistance": Refer to an exceptional shortfall in aggregate supplies or a localized deficit as a result of crop failures, natural disasters, interruption of imports, disruption of distribution, excessive post-harvest losses, other supply bottlenecks and/or an increased demand for food arising from population movements within the country or an influx of refugees. In the case of an exceptional shortfall in aggregate food supplies, exceptional and/or emergency food aid may be required to cover all or part of the deficit.
"Distribution of Local and/or Exportable Surpluses Requiring External Assistance": Refers to a situation of an exceptional surplus existing in a particular area of a country which needs to be transported to deficit areas in the same country or the neighbouring countries for which purpose external assistance is required.