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FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Madagascar, December 2010 (Highlights)








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    FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to DPR Korea, 25 November 2011 2011
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    1. In DPRK, a total of just under 5.5 million tonnes of staple food production from cooperative farms, individual plots on sloping land and household gardens for 2011/12 is expected, including estimates for the 2011 main season harvest and forecast for the 2012 early season crops. This is about 8.5 percent higher than the revised near normal production in 2010/11 reflecting higher plantings and yields. When paddy is converted to milled rice and soybeans to cereal equivalent, the above total prod uction comes to 4.66 million tonnes. 2. The increase in production was mainly due to the increased availability of fertiliser (up about 50 percent compared to last year), diesel and electricity in spite of the adverse weather. The July-August floods affected paddy crop and the subsequent typhoons particularly impacted the maize crop mainly in North and South Hwanghae, two of the important grain producing provinces. 3. Soybean production this year increased to 254 000 tonnes (294 000 t onnes in cereal equivalent) or about 60 percent higher than the low level of last year. However, given the overall inadequacy of pulses, efforts should continue to increase the protein content of the diet. 4. This year’s poor harvest of early crops has resulted in the shortage of wheat, barley and potato seed for the 2012 winter and spring crops...
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    Rapport spécial mission FAO/PAM d'évaluation des récoltes et de la Sécurité alimentaire à madagascar. 14 décembre 2010 2010
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    Du fait d’une pluviométrie généralement favorable, la performance de l’agriculture vivrière malgache a été globalement bonne en 2010, avec notamment une production de riz estimée à environ 4,7 millions de tonnes, en augmentation de plus de 4 pour cent par rapport à 2009. • Pour la campagne de commercialisation 2010/11, le bilan de la demande et de l’offre de céréales met en évidence des surplus de riz et de tubercules en équivalent céréale, mais aussi un déficit de maïs, suite à une producti on réduite dans le Sud, qui sera comblé par une majeure consommation de riz. Les besoins d’importations de blé, qui n’est pas produit dans le pays, sont estimés à 123 000 tonnes. En plus, des quantités peu significatives de riz continueront à être importées comme les années précédentes...
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    FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Niger, January 2011 2011
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    Despite the flooding in some parts of the country in July and August 2010, the overall rainfall during the main cropping season was adequate. This, combined with the improved distribution of key inputs, has resulted in a favorable cereal harvest in 2010. Aggregate cereals production, estimated at over 5.6 million tonnes (including off-season crop harvest forecasts) is about 60 percent higher than the 2009 output and has exceeded the average of the past five years. The output of niébé (cowpea) , the main cash crop, is expected to be 1.9 million tonnes compared with 787 472 tonnes in 2009 and 1.5 million tonnes in 2008, setting a new record. According to these figures, the country should have a significant cereal surplus. It is understood that this surplus will be used partly to replenish stocks, which were depleted after the 2009/10 food crisis...

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