Uruguay: Floods - Jun 2001
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2001/0103
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Uruguay - Floods
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Planting intentions for 2001 wheat campaign stand at 200 000 hectares, representing a significant increase from the 120 000 hectares planted last year. The increase is due to the expectation of higher wheat prices and the high yields obtained last year. Moreover, farmers this year are expected to shift resources from beef production into agriculture following recent outbreaks of foot and mouth disease. Barley planting intentions are also on the increase. The recently harvested maize crop is estimated at 200 000 tonnes.