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 The  Climate and Food Security Bulletin has been issued.

Climate Food Security Monitoring Bulletin May-September 2020 Final-page-001The Climate and Food Security Bulletin look into past data during “Yala” cultivation season and analyses seasonal outlook during next few months to inform policy makers and planners to take proactive measures for effective food security measures.

The bulletin highlights the harvest of paddy and other food crops in 2020 was above-average compared to the past few years. Major reservoir storage levels are at 39% of their capacity at present, which is well above average.

Department of Meteorology has advised that the rainfall in October to December is likely to be reduced due to current meteorological conditions which may continue till end of December. This will create challenges to some sectors. However, if the current mild La-Nina becomes stronger in the beginning of year 2021, it may bring considerable rains early next year.

This process was coordinated by the Disaster Management Centre together with Department of Meteorology, Department of Irrigation, Department of Agriculture, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Ministry of Health (DPRD), and International Water Management Institute. The process was technically guided by UN World Food Programme.

The latest issue of Climate and Food Security bulletin can be downloaded here

 

 

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