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Food and Nutrition Security Bulletin Southern Africa Monthly Bulletin: April 2022

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DR Congo
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Highlights:

  • During the post harvest period, IPC phase 3 is expected in the conflict affected northern parts of Mozambique, and southern parts of Madagascar, southern dry areas of Zimbabwe, southern Malawi, and southwestern Angola.

  • Prolonged dry spell between February and early March resulted in significant moisture stress to most crops, especially maize, which was at the reproductive stage in southern Mozambique, northern Namibia and much of Zimbabwe.

  • Harvesting has started in most countries in the region while crops in Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, southern Angola and Tanzania have reached maturation stages.

  • Conflict in Mozambique and DRC remains volatile and continues to negatively impact livelihood activities.

  • Regional maize supplies are expected to remain adequate to meet regional food consumption needs for the remainder of the marketing year. Despite dynamic regional and international exports during the first half of the marketing year, South Africa maintained roughly half of its estimated exportable maize surpluses.