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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|
Central and South America: In South America, a prolonged drought has seriously affected crops in Uruguay and Paraguay, while in Bolivia, heavy rains and flooding have affected maturing crops. In Venezuela, despite the devastating floods and mudslides last December, the food supply situation is stable. Reconstruction of infrastructure and agricultural rehabilitation programmes are underway. In the Caribbean, prolonged dry weather in Jamaica has affected minor foodcrops, mainly vegetables.