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FAST yield forecast Maize Southern Africa 2010 - as of 2 April 2010


 Overall a good production year for the Southern Africa region.

The current growing season is expected to give an above average maize yield in most countries of the Southern Africa region.
Swaziland performs best with yields expected to be +18% relative to the previous 5-year average. Most other countries as Angola (+7%), Lesotho (+3%), Malawi (+3%), Mozambique (+8%), South Africa (+7%), Zambia (+4%) and Zimbabwe (+7%) have good yield prospects.
Crop growing conditions were most unfavorable in Namibia, where maize yield is expected to be 4% below average. Botswana has an expected yield in line with the 5-year average, but with -8% expected yield compared to last year.