Paraguay

GIEWS Country Brief Paraguay, 03-February-2012

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Severe drought adversely affects the 2011-12 first season crops

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Severe drought reduces the 2012 first season food and nonfood crops

  • Agricultural assistance needed for affected vulnerable farmers

  • Production of 2011 maize estimated at record level, but that of wheat was reduced

  • Exports of cereals in 2011/12 (March/February) expected to reach 2.2 million tonnes