Arab Today, arab today cereal output in southern africa down 21 percent last year
Last Updated : GMT 11:18:56
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Cereal output in southern Africa down 21 percent last year

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Cereal output in southern Africa down 21 percent last year

Southern African Development Community
Gaborone - XINHUA

Cereal output in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) decreased by approximately 21 percent year on year in 2015 due to drought, SADC chairman Ian Khama said on Monday.

"The crop production during 2014/15 rainfall season was especially affected by prolonged dry spells in Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia which also extended to the maize belt of South Africa, Southern Angola and Southern Zimbabwe while Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique were affected by both floods and dry spells," said Khama, also Botswana President.

The droughts in the region has not spared the livestock sub-sector and reflected in a loss of grazing, diminished water sources, increased incidences and prevalence of animal disease, resulting in high mortalities in some countries in the region, he said in a keynote speech at the SADC ministerial workshop on food security and poverty eradication held here on Monday.

"I note with grave concern that according to SADC regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Synthesis reports, 40 percent of all SADC citizens are currently living in abject poverty and it is for this reason that poverty eradication has become the overarching objective to the SADC regional integration agenda," said Khama.

He said women, youth and the poor should be engaged in agricultural production and distribution. Therefore policies and necessary resources should be made available to facilitate their access.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today cereal output in southern africa down 21 percent last year Arab Today, arab today cereal output in southern africa down 21 percent last year

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape

GMT 11:11 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Heart of Turkish Riviera is Alluring Seaside Escape
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Russia, Iran ink economic deals

GMT 08:03 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Russia, Iran ink economic deals
Arab Today, arab today Media host gives priority to problems of people

GMT 07:00 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Media host gives priority to problems of people
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn

GMT 10:42 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Disaster costs nearly double to $175bn
Arab Today, arab today Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Campaign fights sexual harassment in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures

GMT 08:39 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Trump moves to roll back Obama climate measures
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China

GMT 09:16 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China
Arab Today, arab today Uber grounds self-driving cars

GMT 09:11 2017 Monday ,27 March

Uber grounds self-driving cars
Arab Today, arab today Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 09:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 March

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

GMT 09:58 2017 Saturday ,25 March

Nermein Al Fekki films “Foxes in the Valley”

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 11:10 2017 Monday ,27 March

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 09:02 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Laptop ban sparks ire

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 05:17 2017 Wednesday ,29 March

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday