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Food insecurity conditions aggravated by rapid and significant price increases
  Highlights: Triggered by fiscal challenges, food prices have risen significantly since late 2018, with negative impacts on access to food. Lower production prospects for the 2019 cereal crop and constrained import capacity also raise concerns about domestic supplies in 2019/20.
Southern Africa - Dry weather conditions reduce agricultural production prospects in 2019
  Delayed rains and below-average precipitation since October have reduced cereal production prospects and lowered pasture yields in western areas of Southern Africa. Rains picked up in late December across most of the subregion, partly alleviating moisture deficits.
January - March 2019
  The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, [...]
  A joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) was requested by the Government of Madagascar due to concerns related to the impact of an extended dry period in southern regions and localized flooding in central regions. The Mission visited [...]
FAO assesses that globally 40 countries, of which 31 in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food. The impact of conflicts continues to be the main cause of the high level of severe food insecurity. Weather-induced [...]
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