Main contributory factors
|Antigua/Barbuda||Nov./Jan.||Hurricane rains and winds|
|Congo, Dem.Rep.of*||Sept./Nov.||Civil strife|
|Cuba||Sept./Dec.||Reduced plantings, drought, shortages of inputs, hurricane rains and flooding|
|Dominican Rep.||Dec./Feb.||Hurricane rains and flooding, winds and mudslides|
|El Salvador||Nov./Dec.||Hurricane rains and flooding, winds and mudslides|
|Guatemala||Nov./Feb.||Hurricane rains and flooding, winds and mudslides|
|Guinea Bissau||Oct./Nov.||Civil strife|
|Haiti*||Nov./Jan.||Hurricane rains and flooding, winds and mudslides|
|Honduras||Oct./Dec.||Hurricane rains and flooding, winds and mudslides|
|Nicaragua||Nov./Jan.||Hurricane rains and flooding, winds and mudslides|
|St.Kitts&Nevis||Nov./Jan.||Hurricane rains and flooding, winds|
|Sierra Leone*||Sept./Dec.||Civil strife|
AFRICA (13 countries):
Angola*, Burundi*, Democratic Republic of Congo*, Eritrea*, Ethiopia*, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia*, Rwanda*, Sierra Leone*, Somalia*, Sudan*, Uganda, Zambia
ASIA (7 countries):
Afghanistan*, Bangladesh, Indonesia*, Iraq*, DPR Korea*, Laos*, Mongolia*
CENTRAL AMERICA (8 countries):
Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti*, Honduras, Nicaragua, St.Kitts&Nevis
SOUTH AMERICA (1 country):
COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (4 countries):
Armenia*, Azerbaijan, Georgia*, Tajikistan*
EUROPE (3 countries):
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Yugoslavia Fed.Rep.of*
OCEANIA (1 country):
Papua New Guinea
- Burkina Faso, Chad,
1/ New countries included in this report compared to the last report, are underlined on this page; both here and in the text, countries with unfavourable prospects for current crop and/or uncovered shortfalls are marked in bold and those affected or threatened by successive bad crops or food shortages are marked with an asterisk (*). Definitions can be found on the Contents page.
2/ Main crop unless otherwise indicated.
"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.