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ZIMBABWE: Food security forecast to worrsen

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posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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ZIMBABWE: Food security forecast to worrsen


www.alertnet.org

The UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) said in a statement on 10 April that "extreme dry weather in several provinces of Zimbabwe is likely to cause serious damage to the main 2008 maize harvest. This could aggravate an already precarious food security situation in the country."

The new year ushered in widespread flooding in low lying areas, FAO said, and this gave way "to prolonged dry spells since February. This will affect maize growth and yields to be harvested in May/June."
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posted on Apr, 11 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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These problems here have shown with the severe food prices, the slightest weather problem could result in a disaster if crops are damaged. People are very dependent on what little they have left and if the weather takes that way, they have nothing.

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[edit on 11/4/08 by MikeboydUS]



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