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FAST yield forecast Sorghum and Millet Southern Africa 2010 - as of 2 April 2010

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SUMMARY FOR SORGHUM AND MILLET
 Overall a good production year for the Southern Africa region.

 
The current growing season is expected to give an above average sorghum and millet yield in most countries of the Southern Africa region.
 
Swaziland and Mozambique perform best with yields expected to be +15% and +6% relative to the previous 5-year average. Also Zimbabwe (+4%), South Africa (+3%) and Malawi (+3%) have good yield prospects.
 
Below average yields are expected in Lesotho (-2%) and Namibia (-2%). Crop growing conditions were most unfavorable in Botswana, where sorghum/millet yield is expected to be 4% below average.