Rwanda

GIEWS Country Brief: 10-January-2012

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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.