FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Favourable production prospects following good rains throughout the 2012 A agricultural season
Cereal production in 2011 higher than previous year, supported by larger plantings
Stable but high prices of maize and rice persist
Good crop prospects for 2012 A season
Harvesting of the 2012 A season’s crop is well underway. Rainfall levels have been above average across much of the country during the main cropping period (September-December), benefiting crop development. As a result, production is expected to be similar or above the previous year’s good crop.