FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Good outlook for sowing of the main 2010 cereal campaign
- 2010 bean yield reduced by excessive rainfall
- Prices of basic foods high
Sowing outlook good for crops of the main 2011 cereal campaign
The sowing of the main cereal crops of 2011 has begun. After the damage caused by the La Niña phenomenon over three consecutive months, from February to April, a return to normal conditions is forecast for the next few months. Normal rainfall in May has maintained adequate soil conditions and favoured sowing operations. In order to promote production during this agricultural season, the government is distributing seeds and fertilisers to 180 000 vulnerable families.