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In Burkina Faso, the 2021/22 cereal season down 10%

Burkina Faso
Published Dec 14, 2021

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The 2021/22 cereal season in Burkina Faso is forecast at 4.709 million tonnes (Mt), down 9.07% compared to the previous season, announced the Minister of Agriculture, Salifou Ouedraogo after the food and nutrition situation forecasting committee. A decrease is attributable to unfavorable weather conditions and insecurity. However, the minister said maize production was up 12.9% and rice production by 20.9% compared to 2020/21.

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The 2021/22 cereal season in Burkina Faso is forecast at 4.709 million tonnes (Mt), down 9.07% compared to the previous season, announced the Minister of Agriculture, Salifou Ouedraogo after food and nutrition situation forecasting committee. A decrease attributable to unfavorable weather conditions and insecurity. However, the minister said maize production was up 12.9% and rice production by 20.9% compared to 2020/21. While cereal production meets 94% of national needs, 20 out of 45 provinces are in deficit and 1.646 million people need immediate food assistance between October and December. Faced with this situation, a response and support plan for people vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition at a ...
Source: Commodafrica
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