FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.2 - September 2005 p.27

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Domestic cereal availability in the 2005 marketing year (January/December) is estimated at 140 000 tonnes against total utilization requirements of 563 000 tonnes. Cereal import requirement is thus estimated at 423 000 tonnes. With commercial imports estimated at 81 000 tonnes, food aid needs are estimated at 342 000 tonnes. As of mid-August, the amount of food aid pledged stood at 196 000 tonnes of which 128 000 have been delivered.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)3-102105
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)15-152167
Previous year imports3291165405
Previous five years average imports2951054359
2005 Domestic Availability60-80140
2004 Production (incl. paddy rice)5-8085
2004 Production (incl. milled rice)5-8085
Possible stock drawdown55--55
2005 Utilization31011242563
Food use31011188509
Non-food use--3333
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up--2121
2005 Import Requirement25011162423
Anticipated commercial imports30114081
of which: received or contracted--2828
Food aid needs220-122342
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges97-99196
of which: delivered76-52128
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)86352141
2004 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)33-5351
2005 Import requirement compared to average85110300118
Cereal share of total calorie intake   79
Additional Information    
Major foodcropssorghum; teff; millet; maize; pulses
Lean seasonAugust-November
Population (000s)3 622   
GNI per capita in 2003 (US$)190   

FAO/GIEWS - September 2005

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