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FAMINE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS NETWORK - SOUTHERN AFRICA FOOD SECURITY BRIEFING

1. EXPANDING THE ANALYSIS
 
SADC Comprises 14 Member States

The SADC Region



Data Sources



  • Analysis excludes Seychelles, Mauritius and the DRC




  • Analysis excludes Seychelles, Mauritius and the DRC


  • Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe data based on FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessments




  • Analysis excludes Seychelles, Mauritius and the DRC


  • Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe data are based on FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessments


  • Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania data are based on SADC figures, which are official government figures




A FOCUS ON MAIZE

Source SADC REWU


  • Maize is the major staple in the most seriously affected countries


  • The availability of “food” is often equated with the availability of maize


  • The SADC REWU is still working with countries to generate estimates of other cereal and non-cereal crops


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