FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.56

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Domestic cereal availability in 2004 is estimated at 2 million tonnes against total utilization requirement of 2.23 million tonnes. The cereal import requirement is thus estimated at 165 000 tonnes. With commercial imports anticipated at 90 000 tonnes, there is a food aid requirement of 75 000 tonnes. As of end March, food aid pledges amounted to 45 000 tonnes, of which 22 000 tonnes had been delivered.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)101151 8201 945
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)111052 0102 126
Previous year imports3050103183
Previous five years average imports604160161
2004 Domestic Availability32771 9542 063
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)121151 7791 906
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)12771 7791 868
Possible stock drawdown20-175195
2004 Utilization821272 0192 228
Food use811271 7561 964
Non-food use1-213214
Exports or re-exports--5050
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement505065165
Anticipated commercial imports4050-90
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs10-6575
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges5-4045
of which: delivered--2122
Donor-financed purchases--99
of which: for local use--99
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)356876
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)1091108990
2004 Import requirement compared to average83122108102
Cereal share of total calorie intake   21
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; plantains; pulses; maize; millet; sorghum
Lean seasonApril-May
Population (000s)25 827   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)250   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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