Senegal: Grain and Feed Annual
Rice production in Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Mali is forecast at 8.02 million metric tons (MMT) in MY 2022/23 on average weather, improved irrigation, and enhanced stability in production areas. The 15 percent jump from MY 2021/22 follows a growing season that was plagued by poor weather, militant activity and instability in Mali, and irrigation issues and pest prevalence in Senegal. Regional MY 2022/23 area harvested is forecast to increase about two percent to 3.56 million hectares (HA) on greater access to financing and subsidized inputs which will encourage planting. The boost in domestic production is expected to lower rice import demand in MY 2022/23, forecast at 3.35 MMT, an eight percent drop from MY 2021/22.