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Rwanda: Rwanda Agriculture Profile

2013/10/29

Rwanda,tea harvesting

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

    Timely start of the short rainy season (September-December) observed

    Food prices increase due to low levels of food stocks

    Food security situation deteriorates in some areas that harvested well below 2013 B season crops in June/July
 

Planting of 2014 A season crops is underway

Prices of beans, the major staple crop, have increased by about 30 % between July and September following the early depletion of stocks from the below average 2013 B season production harvested in June/July. In Kigali wholesale market, beans are currently traded at record price of about USD 650 per tonne. Next having declined in July and August, wholesale prices of maize have as well started to increase in September, but are still well below last year’s level.

Deteriorating food security conditions in some agro-pastoral and subsistence farming areas

 

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