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Reference Date: 22-July-2016

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Good prospects for yields of 2016 main “kiremti” season crops due to timely start of rainy season and favourable rainfall forecasts

Good prospects for yields of 2016 main “kiremti” season crops

The 2016 “kiremt” rains (June to September) started on time in Debud, Anseba and Gash-Barka regions, favouring land preparation and planting operations. As shown by satellite imagery, crops and pasture in most inland areas are currently in good conditions due to abundant and well‑distributed precipitation. By contrast, vegetation health in some areas in northern Anseba and southern Gash-Barka regions has been negatively impacted by soil moisture deficits In most coastal pastoral areas, pasture conditions have gradually deteriorated due to seasonal dry weather since mid‑May.

Latest meteorological forecasts for the period from June to September 2016 indicate an increased likelihood of above normal rainfall amounts over most of the country, with expected positive effects on crop yields.





Relevant links:
From GIEWS:
 As of Jun 2016, included in the list of "Countries Requiring External Assistance for Food"
 Cereal Supply/Demand Balance Sheet
 Food Price Data and Analysis Tool
 Earth Observation Indicators
 Maps
 Seasonal Indicators
 Vegetation Indicators
 Precipitation Indicators
 Graphs & Data
 NDVI & Precipitation
 Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) Reports & Special Alerts: 2005, 2003, 2002, 1996, 1995
From FAO:
 FAO Country Profiles

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