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29 Jul 2011 description
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Very low maize yields for most countries in the Eastern Africa region. The maize yields for the entire Eastern Africa region are expected to be very poor for most countries and food shortages can be expected to continue. This is most notable in the main growing areas of maize in Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia with yields between -8% and -14% from the 5-year average. With the worst drought in 60 years the famine can be expected to spread out through the region as crop yields are likely to remain far below the average yields.

29 Jul 2011 description
report EARS

INTRODUCTION

The present document provides a preliminary forecast of crop yield expected at the end of the current growing season. Forecasts are provided from halfway the growing season (70 growing days). Although at that time the most critical stages of crop development have passed, the final outcome may still be subject to some change depending on how the second half of the season proceeds. Our forecasts are updated with the most recent satellite data available and distributed through email on a personal subscription basis every ten days.