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    SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Synthesis Report 2016

    This report provides an overview of the food security and livelihoods situation in the region for the 2016/17 marketing season/consumption year as discussed at the Dissemination Forum. Chapter one provides the report introduction, the objectives of the Dissemination Forum, and introduces briefly the approaches and methods used in regional VAA. Chapter two presents the regional social economic summary. The chapter builds partly on secondary sources for issues such as malnutrition and HIV/AIDS prevalence, while NVAC data is the basis for information on crop production, cereal prices, and food security trends and livelihood vulnerability. Chapter three presents the main conclusions and recommendations of the Dissemination Forum. Chapter four provides highlights on the situation of individual Member States, while chapter five provides an overview of on-going work critical methodological innovations in the regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (VAA) work presented at the Annual Dissemination Forum.