African wheat producing countries

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Basic statistics

Institutes

Agro-ecological zones

Map of agro-ecological zones

Varieties


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Basic statistics

Average
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
Population (1000)

1 362

1 521

1 682

1 869

2 035

Arable land (1000 ha)

292

304

317

320

325
Irrigated land (1000 ha)

1

1

1

1

1

Agricultural tractors (No.)

1 400

1 600

1 830

2 000

2 000

Harvesters (No.)
30
30
34
14
14

WHEAT
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
Production
(tons)
28 194
18 434
33 162
10 603
50 755
Harvested area (ha)
28 952
36 270
40 851
17 199
30 404
Yield (kg/ha)
973.8
508.2
811.8
616.5
1 669.4
Import (tons)
40 000
27 000
50 000
49 271
4 100
Export (tons)
-
-
-
-
-
Consumption (kg/per/yr)
62.8
36.0
42.1
41.5
30.2

Institutes

  • GROW
    Director: Michael Kelly lengolo@grow.org.ls
    On-farm seed evaluation and multiplication, variety trials, extension, farmer training, farmer-based research, seed exchange network

Agro-Ecological Zones

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Map of Agro-ecological Zones

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Varieties

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