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GIEWS Update – Southern Africa

Reduced 2018 harvests and agricultural productivity underpin increased rates of food insecurity


  • Despite an average maize harvest and an overall satisfactory supply outlook for 2018/19, the aggregate number of people affected by food insecurity has increased.
  • Declining per capita maize production in the past ten years has heightened reliance on imports to satisfy consumption needs, increasing vulnerabilities to external shocks
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