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Reference Date: 25-July-2016

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Rice production forecast to decrease in 2016

  2. Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to remain close to last year’s high level

Rice production forecast to decrease in 2016

Planting of the 2016 rice crop is nearing completion. The area under paddy has declined steadily since 2002 due to state‑sponsored diversion programmes and land conversions to non‑agricultural uses. Current expectations are that this trend will continue into 2016, given renewed Government efforts to divert area away from paddy cultivation so as to avoid over‑supply problems associated with successive bumper harvests. As a result and assuming normal weather conditions, FAO forecasts rice production in 2016 at 5.6 million tonnes, 3 percent below last year’s good level.

Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to remain close to last year’s high level

Total cereal imports in the 2016/17 marketing year (October/September) are forecast at 14.8 million tonnes, close to last year’s high level. Of the total, wheat and maize are expected to account for 4.2 and 10 million tonnes, respectively. Imports of rice are forecast to reach 410 000 tonnes in calendar year 2016.







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