Thursday, 12 March 2009

FEWS Tanzania Food Security Update Fev 2009

From ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

- Failure of the vuli rains in the northern, northeastern, and coastal bimodal areas, which generate 30 percent of annual national crop production, is limiting the food access of lowincome households and households dependent on agriculture.

- Because poor farmers who lost their vuli crop during 2008/09 will likely have difficulty obtaining seed for the masika season, the government has released TZS 1.7 billion from the disaster fund for seed procurement and distribution in Morogoro, Dodoma, Shinyanga, Mwanza Mara, and Singida regions.


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