|Country||Harvest date||Main contributory factors|
|Burundi||June/July||Civil strife, shortage of inputs|
|Cuba||Aug./Dec.||Reduced plantings, shortages of inputs|
|Cape Verde||Nov./Dec.||Insufficient and irregular rains|
|Haiti*||Nov./Dec.||Reduced plantings, shortage of inputs (second season crop)|
|Mongolia*||Sept./Oct.||Reduced rainfall, shortage of inputs|
|Sierra Leone*||Sept./Dec.||Civil strife|
|Ukraine||July/Oct.||Insufficient rains in some areas|
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.), Djibouti (Jan./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.), Mongolia* (Oct./Sept.), Mozambique* (May/Apr.), Rwanda* (Jan./Dec.), Sierra Leone* (Jan./Dec.), Somalia* (Sept./Aug.), Sudan* (Nov./Oct.), Tajikistan* (July/June), Turkmenistan (July/June), Zaire* (Jan./Dec.)
- Ethiopia, Uganda
(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.