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The main cereal season has ended in the country with maize production estimated at 1,060 million tons (SADC), 10% below the 5-year average. The winter wheat is progressing well, however decreased dam levels may have a negative impact on irrigated crops late in the season (GEOGLAM). The country is facing a high risk of food insecurity and there is increasing humanatirian aid need due to a combination of factors. The fragile economic situation (second-highest annual inflation rate globally, shortages of foreign currency shortages), coupled with reinstated COVID-19 measures (implemented in July), high food prices and a decreased maize production, are limitng poor households capacity to access food (see more: FEWSNET).

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Number of administrative units classified as Warning (Crop): 0 (0%)

Number of administrative units classified as Warning (Rangeland): 0 (0%)

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