Burkina Faso bans exports of millet, maize and sorghum flours, complementing a ban on exports of cereal grains


On 23 February 2022, the Government of Burkina Faso announced a ban on exports of millet, maize and sorghum flours. This follows an earlier ban on exports of maize, millet, sorghum grains that took effect on 1 January 2021. The measures seek to safeguard domestic food supplies and contain upward pressure on cereal prices following a significant year-on-year decline in the 2021 cereal production (GIEWS Country Brief). As of February 2022, prices of staple cereals were at near-record levels, up to 45 percent higher on a yearly basis.

Country: Burkina Faso