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    • SADC Agromet Update Issue-06 - 2015-2016 Season.pdf

      Date Signed: 2016-02-19

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Agriculture & Food Security, Agricultural Information


      The regional drought associated with the El Niño eased slightly in January, but re-strengthened through to mid-February. In January, rainfall improved in southern parts of the region including much of South Africa, Lesotho and southern Zimbabwe, but was still generally below normal in many areas (Figure 1a). Many central areas also received slightly below normal January rainfall including parts of Zimbabwe, southern and eastern Zambia, southern half of Malawi, southern and central Mozambique, and much of Botswana. Some areas received well below average rainfall during the month, including southern Madagascar, parts of southern Mozambique, parts of southern Zimbabwe, north-western Namibia, south-western Angola and northern DRC. In Tanzania and northern Mozambique, well-above normal rainfall was received, over twice the normal amount in many areas. This resulted in some areas experiencing flooding. Western South Africa, southern Namibia, southern DRC and some parts of Angola also received above-normal rainfall.

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    • Press Release - SADC establishes a regional El Nino response team

      Date Signed: 2016-05-26

      Type: Documents & Publications, Media Releases & Statements

      Issues: Environment & Sustainable Development

      Themes: Agriculture & Food Security, Meteorology & Climate


      The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has established a Team to coordinate a regional response to the impacts of the 2015/2016 El-Niño phenomenon on livelihoods in close collaboration with Member States.

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    • SADC Agromet Update Issue-01 - 2016-2017 Season

      Date Signed: 2016-09-26

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Issues: Issues, Environment & Sustainable Development

      Themes: Themes, Agriculture & Food Security, Agricultural Information


      The Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) was held from 24 to 26 August 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe to present a seasonal rainfall forecast for the 2016/2017 season over the SADC region. A series of rainfall outlooks covering the period October 2016 to March 2017 was prepared by climate scientists from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of the SADC region and the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC).

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