AGRIS Resource SD2021100073
Corporate Authors Republic of Sudan , Food Security Technical Secretariat(FSTS),FAO,FEWS NET,USAID,WFP
Publisher Place Khartoum - Sudan
Publish Date 2021
Language en
Page Number 73 P
Full text document Sudan 2021_FFinal draft_clean_Sudan.pdf
Abstract National cereal production in 2020 (sorghum, millet and wheat) is estimated at 7.6 million tonnes, 8 percent up from 2019 and 20 percent higher than the average of the past five-years, driven by an increased sorghum output. Sorghum production is expected at about 5 million tonnes, 35 percent higher than the level of the previous year and 12 percent above the past five-year average. The national millet production is estimated at 1.9 million tonnes, 28 percent lower than in 2019 but still 46 percent higher than the average of the past five years. Exceptionally abundant seasonal rains and the overflow of rivers resulted in widespread floods, which affected nearly all states and caused substantial crop losses, while the impact of the restrictive measures to curb the spread of COVID 19 resulted in labor shortages, especially at the beginning of the season. On the other hand, cereal production benefited from the adequate availability of most agricultural inputs including fuel, increased availability of agricultural finance, and the high market prices of crops, which prompted farmers to increase plantings. In particular, the sorghum output also benefited from the rainy season extending up to late October, which allowed the maturation of sorghum crops planted instead of replanting sesame crops affected by floods and Sesame Gall Midge. Production of wheat, to be harvested in March 2021, is forecast at 659 000 tonnes, 4 percent up from last year and 21 percent above the previous five-year average.
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