Seasonal crop monitor may 2018

may 2018 seas cropMonitorOverview:

Eastern Africa has been experiencing average to above average rainfall resulting in overall favorable crop conditions. Watch conditions prevailed in Rwanda, Burundi for rice and beans and in Kenya for main season maize mostly due to water logging and flooding.  Poor conditions have been reported in Rwanda due to extensive damage to rice and beans. Prices of grain staples in the region were below the 5-year average for quarter-1 as a result of adequate stocks. With inbound stocks from Tanzania and Uganda regional prices are expected to decrease towards the end of quarter-2 of 2018.