UNFAVOURABLE PROSPECTS FOR
CURRENT CROPS 1/
1/ Main crop unless otherwise indicated.
Main contributory factors
||Reduced plantings, shortages of inputs, adverse weather
||Reduced plantings, shortage of inputs, adverse weather
||Low irrigation reserves for second Yala crop
SHORTFALLS IN FOOD SUPPLIES
IN CURRENT MARKETING YEAR REQUIRING EXCEPTIONAL AND/OR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
- Afghanistan* (July/June), Angola*
(Apr./Mar.), Armenia* (July/June),
Azerbaijan (July/June), Bosnia-Herzegovina*
(July/June), Burundi* (Jan./Dec.),
Chad (Nov./Dec.), Democratic
Republic of Congo* (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.), Lesotho (Apr./Mar.),
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), Uganda (Jan./Dec.)
DISTRIBUTION OF LOCAL AND/OR
EXPORTABLE SURPLUSES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE:
- Ethiopia, 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.