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April 6, 2015
Excellent rain during the planting season contributed significantly to favorable MY2015/2016 wheat and coarse grain crop prospects as reported by the FAO.
April 6, 2015
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
April 2, 2015
FAS/Nairobi forecasts increased production of corn, wheat and rice in Kenya in the marketing year (MY) 2015/2016.
March 31, 2015
The wheat production estimate for MY14/15 is revised downward from the official USDA estimate by 600,000 metric tons to 3.8 million metric tons.
March 25, 2015
News on development in agriculture and food in Egypt.
March 20, 2015
South Africa’s net trade in corn is expected to decrease from 2.0 million tons to 100,000 tons in the 2014/15 MY, due to a mid-summer drought that hit the main corn producing areas.
February 24, 2015
Israel is almost completely dependent on imports to meet its grain and feed needs.
February 4, 2015
Post kept its estimate for the area planted with corn in the 2014/15 MY unchanged at 3.1 million hectares (including subsistence farming).
December 18, 2014
French wheat exports to Algeria decreased by almost 47 percent due to a lack of available quality and quantity, opening Algeria to exports from Poland and Germany.
December 15, 2014
The spread of Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) in the maize growing regions of Eastern Africa has intensified since the first outbreak was reported in September 2011 in Kenya.
December 15, 2014
Ghana is a net importer of rice and wheat. Post forecasts rice exports to Ghana in MY 2014/2015 to reach 600,000 MT.
November 27, 2014
Nigeria’s wheat demand continues to rise and is attracting more third-country suppliers of inexpensive wheat. Imports for 2013/2014 have been adjusted to 4.55 million metric tons.
November 4, 2014
In late October the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) reported that total cereal production for MY2014/2015 is estimated at 3.4 MMT but continues to be silent about bread wheat and durum productions.
October 31, 2014
Jordan’s domestic production of cereals is negligible. This report covers Jordan’s production, supply and demand of wheat, barley, corn and rice.
October 27, 2014
Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture announced final cereal production for MY2014/15 at 6.8 million MT, which was 30 percent lower compared to production in the previous season.
October 11, 2014
For MY2014/15, grain crop production in Morocco is expected to decrease.
September 29, 2014
On September 16, 2014, the Ethiopian government issued an international tender to purchase 200,000 metric tons of milling wheat. The deadline to submit bids is October 22, 2014.
September 15, 2014
Since January 2014, the Burkinabe National Biosafety Agency (NBA) has been converting the status of the organization to a technical and scientific public institution (EPSET) for greater autonomy.
September 1, 2014
Algeria’s MY 2014/15 total grain production suffered from water stress due to the spring drought. The preliminary forecast is 3.0 MMT, a 38 percent decrease from last year’s crop of 4.9 MMT.
August 29, 2014
Minister of Science and Technology approved revised regulations that will create a positive environment for seed companies to start research.