Southern Africa: Assessing The Weather Risks

March 2012
Africa Monitor: Southern Africa;Mar2012, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p12
Country Report
The article presents an outlook for the economy in Southern Africa for 2012. Insufficient rains in the part of the region at the end of 2011 is raising concerns that it could face a period of drought, lean harvests and shortages of food. The concerns are posing risks to the macroeconomic profiles of the countries but is not imminent. Details regarding the implications of shortages of food supplies to growth, inflation and monetary policy of the countries are discussed.


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