FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.35

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2003 rice production has been estimated at some 100 000 tonnes, 11 percent lower than average, due to continuing armed conflict that has restricted access to agriculturally most productive areas and displaced large numbers of rural households. Cereal import requirements in 2004 are estimated at 182 000 tonnes, about one-quarter of which is anticipated to be covered by food aid.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)-109-109
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)-127-127
Previous year imports5510026181
Previous five years average imports689520183
2004 Domestic Availability370982
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)-100-100
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)-65-65
Possible stock drawdown35917
2004 Utilization6518019264
Food use6318019262
Non-food use2--2
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement6211010182
Anticipated commercial imports27110-137
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs35-1045
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges35-540
of which: delivered27-531
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)1852675
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-79-79
2004 Import requirement compared to average911165099
Cereal share of total calorie intake   36
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsrice; roots; tubers; oils
Lean seasonJuly-August
Population (000s)3 482   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)150   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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