FAO: 41 countries needing foods external assistance
19.09.2019 13:11 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of now, some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for foods, the FAO FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation latest quarterly report says.
As to the report, these countries foods’ problems are caused mainly by military conflicts and adverse weather conditions (particularly rainfall shortages within Africa).
The countries on the list, which include 31 within Africa, remain unchanged within the last 6 months.
As to the report, the 41 countries currently in need of external food assistance are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, grains harvests promise to be strong within several countries of Latin America and Asia, while improved security conditions helped boost agricultural crops’ output within the Syrian Arab Republic.