Seasonal crop monitor September 2018

sept 2018 seas cropMonitor

Overview:

  • Eastern Africa received average to above average rainfall resulting in overall favorable crop conditions.
  • Most crops have been harvested with main crops performing well. Uganda however, the region's beans surplus producer is projected to have shortfalls in the third quarter due to poor crop performance.
  • In the oncoming OND Season, most areas of Eastern Africa are predicted to receive normal and above normal rainfall which will be favorable for crop season. Early onset of rain is also predicted.
  • In the second quarter, prices of grain staples were well below last year’s levels in most countries.
  • Trade: In the second quarter, intra-regional trade decreased following availability of staple grains from the main season in Tanzania, and Uganda as well as the 2018 season in Burundi and Rwanda.