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    • SADC Agromet Update Issue-04 - 2015-2016 Season.pdf

      Date Signed: 2015-12-21

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Agriculture & Food Security, Agricultural Information


      The slow start of the rainfall season continued in the southern half of the region during the first half of December. In particular, southern Malawi, central Mozambique, eastern Zambia and north-eastern Zimbabwe received well below normal rainfall, as well as Lesotho, central/western South Africa and southern Botswana (brown colours, Figure 1). The low rainfall in the first half of December is compounded by below normal rainfall that has generally characterized the rainfall season since October in the southern parts of the region.

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    • SADC Agromet Update Issue-02 - 2015-2016 Season

      Date Signed: 2015-11-19

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters

      Themes: Themes, Agriculture & Food Security, Agricultural Information


      The rainfall season is off to a slow start across many parts of the region. The south-eastern, central and north-western areas have experienced significant deficits in cumulative rainfall between October and mid-November. In most of these areas, consistent planting rains usually occur in mid-November, although they are normally preceded by light pre-season rains that encourage and facilitate land preparations by farmers in October.

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    • Amani Africa II Field Training Exercise Opening Ceremony

      Date Signed: 2015-10-19

      Type: Documents & Publications, Newsletters, Media Releases & Statements


      All roads led to the South African Army Combat Training Centre where the long awaited AMANI AFRICA II FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE (AA II FTX) was launched on 19 October 2015. It was a great day as dignitaries were heading towards the parade ground to witness the grand opening of the African Union Multi-dimensional Peace Support Operations where Military, Police and Civilian components took part in this history making event. The hosting region, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Host Nation, the Republic of South Africa, pulled all stops to showcase the highlights of the progress made in preparation of the event of such magnitude.

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