11 August 2009 - In large parts of the
Rift Valley Province, yields are expected to be 17% lower than the 5 years
average due to drought, with local reductions of up to 35%. Compared to
the yield of 2008, a reduction of about -7% is foreseen.
Reduced yields are foreseen in agricultural
regions of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi.
In Uganda the growing season has been favorable and better than
last year (+4%). In Tanzania the drought was moderate, currently
normal to slightly lower yields than last year (-3%) are expected at national