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Special Report -Moldova, September 2007








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    • Rainfall was the main determinant for Angola’s crop production in 2005/06, with much of the country experiencing excessive rains and/or longer dry spells than usual. • With the recent re-settlement trend in former agricultural areas, there was a small increase in land under cultivation compared with 2004/05, but crop yields were generally lower as a result of poor rainfall distribution. • Production of 2006 maize, the dominant cereal crop, is estimated at 579 000 tonnes, a reduction of ov er 20 percent from the previous year’s record harvest. Total cereal production is estimated at 742 000 tonnes, down 15.5 percent on last year but up 7 percent on the average of the previous five years. A drop of about one-third in cereal production is estimated in the most affected central provinces of the country. • It is expected that there will be a cereal import requirement of about 843 000 tonnes for marketing year 2006/07 (April/March), including about 217 000 tonnes of maize. Accounting for commercial imports estimated at 776 000 tonnes, there remains a net cereal deficit of about 67 000 tonnes. • The supply of cassava in the north of the country is plentiful. Cassava flour is generally available in most local markets; however, it is not widely traded throughout the country. • Livestock condition is good; pasture and access to water were problems in the areas where dry spells were experienced (in the south and centre), but became satisfactory following heavy rains in March and April. • Despite much progress made over the past few years, some households of refugees and IDPs have not established food security. They add to the number of vulnerable groups, including some female-headed households, and the sick and elderly. • Approximately 800 000 persons will require some assistance - food and non-food - until the next harvest in May 2007. This is about 71 percent of those determined to require assistance in 2004 and 42 percent of the number for 2003.
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    Special Report - FAO/WFP FOOD SECURITY ASSESSMENT MISSION TO BOLIVIA , 29 June 2007 2007
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    Between November 2006 and March 2007 all departments in the country were affected by a series of adverse climatic events, such as drought, frost, hail-storms and flooding, which damaged crops and reduced yields. Rice crop suffered the most serious losses, with a 35 percent fall in output if compared to the previous year, while soybean and potatoes output declined by around 12 percent over 2006. Total cereals and root crop production in 2007 has been estimated at 1.6 million and 985 000 ton nes, respectively, both of which were 13 percent below the previous average year.

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