Africa cereal production varies even during overall negative year from 2010 to forecasts for 2011

2010-2011 forecosts change overall cereal harvests in Africa showed decrease from previous year. but even Africa not uniform: 1. north Africa 13% increase. (mainly picking up again after 2009 decrease) Alg, Mor, Egypt, Tunisia, 2. i Southern Africa overall minus 6 % largely because of South Africa BUT 4 of the 6 countries saw increases between 2010 and forecasts for 2011 Malawi saw 14% increase; Zambia a 10% increase; Zimbabwe 6% increase; Mozambique 4% increase

Source: Crop Prospects #3, FAO October 2011, Table 12 p. 17 (for Southern Africa)

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