FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops & Shortages 11/01 - GUINEA-BISSAU (6 November)

GUINEA-BISSAU (6 November)

After reduced rains in mid-September, precipitation improved in late September, decreased somewhat in early October but remained well above average in mid-October. Rice is elongating while millet, sorghum and upland rice are being harvested. Crop prospects are generally favourable.

A joint FAO/CILSS assessment of the 2001 crop season estimated the aggregate output of cereals at 164 300 tonnes, which is 3 percent lower than the 2000 level and 8 percent above average. The food supply situation along the border with Senegal was tight due to insecurity.