Map of crop prospects and food supply situation


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Unfavourable prospects for current crops
Food supply shortfall in current marketing year requiring exceptional assistance
Unfavourable crop prospects and food supply shortfall

OCEANIA: The 2002 wheat crop in Australia is forecast at just 10.1 million tonnes, 58 percent below the previous year's near record crop after sever drought during the growing season. The winter barley crop is likewise expected to fall sharply. Papua New Guinea is experiencing a severe drought which has caused water shortages especially in urban areas.

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