Favorable outlook for cereal harvests in 2022 in West Africa

Published Oct 4, 2022

Tridge summary

Although flooding in West Africa has caused localized crop damage, overall abundant rains should support an increase in cereal production in 2022, FAO estimates in its latest quarterly report on crop prospects and the food situation. The FAO expects a cereal production of 74.3 million tonnes, up 3.5% compared to 2021, which was affected by dry weather in the Sahel.

Original content

Although flooding in West Africa has caused localized crop damage, overall abundant rains are expected to support an increase in cereal production in 2022, FAO estimates in its latest quarterly report on crop prospects and the food situation. The FAO expects a cereal production of 74.3 million tonnes, up 3.5% compared to 2021, which was affected by dry weather in the Sahel. The increases are particularly noticeable in Niger and Mali. Cereal production in West Africa (in million tonnes) But food insecurity at an unprecedented level While the outlook is brighter, the fall in cereal production in 2021 but also high food prices, reduced trade flows and disruptions to agriculture following insecurity and conflict have caused a record level of food insecurity. with 38.2 million people in acute food insecurity between June and August 2022. The most affected countries are Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali. But the situation has also deteriorated in Sierra Leone, Guinea and ...
Source: Commodafrica
By clicking “Accept Cookies,” I agree to provide cookies for statistical and personalized preference purposes. To learn more about our cookies, please read our Privacy Policy.