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Countries with unfavourable prospects for current crops

Countries with unfavourable prospects for current crops are countries where prospects point to a shortfall in production of current crops as a result of a reduction of the area planted and/or yields due to adverse weather conditions, plant pests, diseases and other calamities.  GIEWS updates this list four times a year.

March 2017
  (total: 2 countries)
Main Reasons
Changes from last report
Widespread conflict, which caused large-scale displacements, the loss and depletion of households’ productive assets and input shortages continues to weigh on the early 2017 production prospects.
Prolonged dry weather has lowered production prospects for the 2017 crop and almost 1 million people in 23 districts, out of 25, have been negatively affected by drought conditions. FAO and WFP will conduct a joint Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) from mid-March 2017, at the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, to assess the impact of the drought on the 2017 main-crop harvest and to evaluate the food security situation.