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RPCA Communique

  • Special Report
  • West Africa
  • April 20, 2012
RPCA Communique

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  • Summary

  • Summary

    This year’s cereal production in the Sahel and West Africa decreased by 9% relative to the 2010/2011 recordyear agricultural campaign and increased by 5% when compared to the average over the last fi ve years (2006- 2010). However, the cereal production level in Sahel countries dropped signifi cantly not only in relation to the 2010/2011 campaign, but also in relation to the fi ve-year average. These declines affect, in particular, The Gambia (decline of 56% in relation to 2010-2011 and 40% in relation to 2006-2010), Chad (49%/22%), Senegal (36%/21%), Niger (31%/14%), Mauritania (34%/10%) and Burkina Faso (20%/5%).


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