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01 Jun 2009 description

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Périscope

Quand l'Afrique nourrira le monde

(gn) Il y a longtemps que le riz n'est plus exclusivement l'aliment de base du continent asiatique: l'Afrique, qui est en passe de devenir le premier acheteur de riz du monde, en importe actuellement quelque 10 millions de tonnes par an.

29 Mar 2009 description

Reports of good cereal production levels are confirmed

Final crop performance data from the 2008/09 agricultural survey shows good grain harvests across the West African countries.

Grain production is up in the CILSS countries, as well as in ECOWAS and WAEMU member states.

Total grain production for the Sahelian and West African area as a whole is estimated at 56.3 million metric tons,117 percent higher than last year. The grain production figure for the CILSS countries is 30 percent above the five-year average.