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Favourable Prospects for Burundi 2015A Season Crops

Favourable Prospects for Burundi 2015A Season Crops

10 November 2014

BURUNDI - The A season crops represent about 35 per cent of the total annual crop production and and planting of the 2015A season crops, for harvest from December, has just been completed.

Rainfall amounts have been slightly below average between mid-September and early October, but recent abundant rainfall has improved soil moisture and crop conditions.

Localized floods have been reported in Muramvya and Makamba provinces, with some damages to crops.

The whole country is forecast to receive average to above-average rainfall amounts along the season, with favourable effects on crop yields and pasture availability.

The overall cereal production in 2014 is tentatively estimated at 272 000 tonnes, about 10 per cent below the last five-year average as both 2014A and 2014B season harvests have been affected by unfavourable weather conditions.

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