Highlights: Quarter 1 2017
The national Vulnerability Assessment Committee estimated the number of food insecure at 638,000 people in 2016/17. However, conditions are expected to improve in 2017/18 due to improvements in agricultural production resulting from wetter weather. Drier conditions in Lubombo and Shiselweni, heavy rains in February and an outbreak of fall armyworms, could constrain yields in the affected areas.
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