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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|
LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN: In Central America, despite the good harvests of second season crops, the food supply situation continues to be difficult in El Salvador and parts of Guatemala. The sub-region was severely affected by drought in 2001 which damaged the first season crops. Food assistance continues to be provided by the international community. In South America, excessive rains and flooding in Argentina, the worst in living memory, inflicted serious damage to the wheat and maize crops.