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Rainfall Forecast for the 2016/17 Agricultural Season, issue #2

  • Seasonal Monitor
  • Southern Africa
  • November 30, 2016
Rainfall Forecast for the 2016/17 Agricultural Season, issue #2

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  • Key Messages
  • Partner
    SADC
    Key Messages
    • Timely rains commenced in South Africa, Swaziland and eastern Botswana, resulting in planting in some areas and slight improvement in dam levels.

    • Slow and erratic onset of rains was observed in northern parts of the region, and an improvement is expected by late November to early December.

    • Shortfalls in commercial maize seed availability and farmers’ reduced purchasing power may negatively affect harvest prospects in several countries if unaddressed.

    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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