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Afghanistan - FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission, September 2004

A joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission (CFSAM), visited Afghanistan between 8 July and 7 August 2004, to estimate the 2004 cereal harvest and forecast cereal import requirements for the 2004/05 (July/June) marketing year. The mission was requested by the Government of Afghanistan following reports of widespread crop failures due to drought in most of the country except the Northern provinces. The CFSAM was preceded by an inter-ministerial drought assessment task force mission covering some of the affected provinces in the South and West of the country. The CFSAM worked in closer collaboration with FEWSNET and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (MAAH).