Africa report

SEYCHELLES

Area: 455 sq.km
Climate: Tropical wet; rains throughout the year, peaking in October-May
Population: 73 730 (1995 estimate); G.N.P. per caput: U.S.$ 6 370 (1993)
Specific characteristics of the country: Consists of about 100 islands scattered over more than 1 million sq.km. Tourism provides 50 percent of G.D.P.
Logistics: -
Major foodcrops: Coconuts, fruit, vegetables
Marketing year: January/December
Share of cereals in total calorie intake: 49 percent


CURRENT SITUATION

The cultivated area of only some 10 000 hectares is used mainly for coconuts, fruit, vegetables and livestock. The cereal needs for human consumption and feed are all imported commercially. For 1995, the cereal import requirement is estimated at 13 000 tons.



CEREAL SUPPLY/DEMAND BALANCE FOR THE 1995 MARKETING YEAR (in thousand tons)

Wheat Rice Coarse grains Total
Normal production - - - -
Normal imports (incl. re-exports) 2 5 5 12
of which: Structural food aid - - - -
1995 Production - - - -
1995 Utilization 2 5 6 13
Food use 2 5 1 8
Non-food use - - 5 5
1995 Import Requirement 2 5 6 13
Anticipated commercial imports 2 5 6 13
Food aid needs - - - -
Current Aid Position
Food aid pledges - - - -
of which: Delivered - - - -
Estimated per caput consumption (kg/year) 27 69 14 110
Indexes
1995 production as % of normal: -
1995 import requirement as % of normal: 108
1995 food aid requirement as % of normal: -

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