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Rainfall Forecast for the 2016/17 Agricultural Season, issue #5

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • May 2, 2017
Rainfall Forecast for the 2016/17 Agricultural Season, issue #5

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  • Key Messages
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    SADC
    Key Messages
    • In most areas, rainfall continued until the end of the season, contributing to positive production expectations in several countries. 

    • The high seasonal rainfall improved dam and groundwater levels, and is expected to improve water availability for irrigation in future seasons. 

    • Preliminary reports have suggested that the regional impact of the newly emerging fall armyworm in the region was not severe. Nonetheless, experts are advising countries to  strengthen coordinated control measures for upcoming seasons. 

    FEWS NET’s Seasonal Monitor reports are produced for Central America and the Caribbean, West Africa, East Africa, Central Asia, and Somalia every 10-to-30 days during the region’s respective rainy season(s). Seasonal Monitors report updates on weather events (e.g., rainfall patterns) and associated impacts on ground conditions (e.g., cropping conditions, pasture and water availability), as well as the short-term rainfall forecast. Find more remote sensing information here.

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