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11 Aug 2009 description
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11 August 2009 - In large parts of the Rift Valley yields are expected to be 15% lower than the 5 years average due to drought, with local reductions of up to 50%. Compared to the yield of 2008, a reduction of about -10% is foreseen.

13 Aug 2008 description
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Overall yield prospects are good in Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Senegal where outputs of +6% to +10% above the 5 yr average are anticipated. However there are local differences within these countries. In Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo, the overall yield prospects are also positive with an estimated surplus of about +4% to +5% relative to the 5 yr mean.

01 Aug 2008 description
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Overall yield prospects are good in Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Senegal where outputs of +7% to +12% above the 5 yr average are anticipated. However there are local differences within these countries. In Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo, the overall yield prospects are also positive with an estimated surplus of about +4% relative to the 5 yr mean.

24 Jul 2008 description
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Overall yield prospects for sorghum and millet are good in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea, Mali and Nigeria, where outputs of +5% to +9% above the 5 yr average are anticipated. However there are local differences within these countries. In Benin, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the overall yield prospects are also positive with an estimated surplus of about +4% relative to the 5 yr mean.