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    • SADC Food Security Update - January to March 2017

      Date Signed: 2017-03-17

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Agriculture & Food Security, Food Security


      First round crop production estimates for Malawi show an increase in the production of most crops including the staple food, maize. Maize production is estimated at 3.2 million tonnes, up by 36% from 2.4 million tonnes last season. First round crop production estimates for South Africa show an increase in the production of most crops including maize. Maize production is estimated at 13.9 million tonnes, up by 79% from 7.8 million tonnes last season. Fall armyworm outbreak affect crops including maize, the staple food, in DRC, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Efforts to control the pest compromised by heavy rains experienced in some of these areas. However, the impact of the pest attack is expected not to be very significant.

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    • SADC Logistics cell situation report - 2017 week 09 tables and charts

      Date Signed: 2017-03-10

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Disaster Risk Management


      In this report: (i) Cereal exports from South Africa; (ii) Expected vessel imports; (iii) Expected vessels-Nacala Port; (iv) Vessels announced/expected-Beira Port; and (v) Maize grain exports ex-Zambia as at week 09.

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    • SADC Agromet Update Issue-04 - 2016-2017 Season

      Date Signed: 2017-02-20

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Agricultural Information


      Highlights: Southern and central areas continued to receive well above average rains in January. Poor rainfall was received in western and north-eastern SADC and Madagascar; The Fall Armyworm has been confirmed in 7 countries in the region; The severity of the impact on regional crop production is yet to be established; and Tropical cyclones Carlos and Dineo affected the region in early to mid-February. The impacts of Cyclone Dineo are severe, particularly in southern Mozambique.

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    • Climate Outlook Update for February to April (FMA) 2017

      Date Signed: 2017-02-17

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Infrastructure, Meteorology


      For the period February to April 2017, there is a high likelihood of: Above-normal rainfall over Zimbabwe, most of Botswana, south of Mozambique and northern South Africa; Normal to above-normal rainfall across continue in the bulk of continental SADC; and Normal to below -normal rainfall in the northern parts of the region.

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