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Mozambique Food Security Update

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET)

December 2005

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Summary and implications

Household food security conditions in drought affected areas are expected to improve as water, food aid and seasonal fruits and vegetables become available. With recent contributions for emergency food assistance, the World Food Programme (WFP) is now able to meet the food needs of approximately 90 percent of the food insecure people in southern and central Mozambique. Rains have thus far been near to above normal in most districts, providing favorable conditions for land preparation and planting, which have been underway since November. With the rains, the availability of water for agriculture, livestock and human consumption has improved. In the north, seasonal rains are expected to start soon. Although the overall outlook appears positive, continued monitoring is necessary in the south, center, and localized areas in the north.



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