FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.48

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The cultivated area of only some 6 000 hectares is used mainly for coconuts, cinnamon and tea. Other crops, of secondary importance, include fruit and vegetables. The cereal needs for human consumption and feed are all imported commercially. Cereal import requirements in 2004 are estimated at 13 000 tonnes.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)----
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)----
Previous year imports25613
Previous five years average imports25613
2004 Domestic Availability----
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)----
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)----
Possible stock drawdown----
2004 Utilization25613
Food use2518
Non-food use--55
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement25613
Anticipated commercial imports25613
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs----
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges----
of which: delivered----
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)24601296
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)----
2004 Import requirement compared to average100100100100
Cereal share of total calorie intake   34
Additional Information    
Major foodcropscoconuts; fruit; vegetables
Lean seasonJanuary-December
Population (000s)84   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)n.a.   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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