Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission Report - Tajikistan 2011
Findings from the 2011 Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission in Tajikstan show that:
- Wheat production for marketing year 2011/12 is estimated at 679,000 tonnes, 25 percent below last year’s estimates and 8 percent below the average of the past 4 years.
- Wheat imports amounting to 960,000 tonnes are required in marketing year 2011/12 (July/June) for a population of 7.851 million people.
- Wheat import requirements are 7 percent more than in the previous marketing year 2010/11. Barley production 2010/11 is estimated at 83,000 tonnes, 24% below last year’s estimates due to similar factors affecting wheat performance.
- A greater proportion of the urban population is food insecure, mainly due to high food prices and worsening terms of trade between wage rates and food prices.
- The following areas zones are to be considered priority for food assistance, based on the combination of food caloric intake, dietary diversity and incidence of wheat production shocks: Jirgatol, Tojikobod, Rasht, Panjakent, Khuroson, Yovon and Jomi.
The report contains the full list of findings from the assessment as well as an analysis of the food security situation in Tajikistan.
Download report: http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/an110e/an110e00.pdf