FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops and Shortages 06/02 - RWANDA (20 May)
RWANDA * (20 May)
Harvesting of the 2002 second-season foodcrops is about to start. Abundant rains in January and February provided adequate soil moisture for sowing operations, while normal precipitation in March allowed good establishment of the sorghum and bean crops. The outlook is favourable. The output of the 2002 first season foodcrops was also good at 3.7 million tonnes, 28 percent higher than last year’s first season.
The overall food supply situation remains satisfactory. Prices of the main food staples have declined significantly.