Eastern Africa: Sorghum Difference Yield (as of 11 Aug 2009)
Reduced yields are foreseen in agricultural regions of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. In Uganda the growing season has been favorable and better than last year (+4%). In Tanzania the drought was moderate, currently normal to slightly lower yields than last year (-3%) are expected at national level. In Burundi and Sudan the national average yields are also below average. Due to reduced water availability and poor crop growth, below average yields of -8% to -10 % are expected. The yields will be 8% to 11% lower than last year. In Somalia, sorghum growing conditions are similar to last year with yields slightly below (-4%) the five years average.