FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.2 - September 2005 p.37

Previous pageTable Of ContentsNext page


The 2005 main paddy crop is estimated at 3.4 million tonnes, 12 percent above last year’s level. The coarse grain crop, mainly produced in southern parts, is estimated to remain at the same level as last year’s drought-affected crop. Cereal imports and food aid needs are forecast in the 2005/06 marketing year at 174 000 tonnes.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)103 0301703 210
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)102 6931712 874
Previous year imports10915130290
Previous five years average imports9722322342
2005/06 Domestic Availability102 3121702 492
2005 Production (incl. paddy rice)103 4001703 580
2005 Production (incl. milled rice)102 3121702 492
Possible stock drawdown----
2005/06 Utilization1192 3472002 666
Food use1192 1671792 465
Non-food use-14021161
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up-40-40
2005/06 Import Requirement1093530174
Anticipated commercial imports952024139
of which: received or contracted5319
Food aid needs1415635
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges310517
of which: delivered-9312
Donor-financed purchases--11
of which: for local use--11
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)711810134
2005 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)10012699125
2005/06 Import requirement compared to average1121613651
Cereal share of total calorie intake   53
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsrice; roots; tubers; maize; fruit
Lean seasonFebruary-March
Population (000s)18 412   
GNI per capita in 2003 (US$)290   

FAO/GIEWS - September 2005

Previous pageTable Of ContentsNext page