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Eastern Africa: Sorghum Difference Yield (as of 11 Jul 2009)


14 July 2009 - In large parts of the Rift Valley yields are expected to be 17% 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 -9% is foreseen.
In Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya very dry conditions are seen in all sorghum growing areas. Due to reduced water availability and poor crop growth, well below average yields of -9% to -14 % are expected. The yields will be 5% to 10% lower than last year.

Favorable growing conditions are seen in Uganda and Rwanda and yields are expected to be above average with 5% to 9%. In Somalia, sorghum growing conditions were less favorable and yields are expected to be 7% below the 5 years average.
In Burundi, Eritrea and Sudan the growing season has been normal to dry and average or slightly below average sorghum/millet yields up to -5% are expected.