May 20, 2019 / 1:24 PM / a month ago

Mali 2019/20 grains output forecast to rise 6 pct

    BAMAKO, May 20 (Reuters) - 
* Mali grain production expected to hit 11.12 million tonnes
(mt) in the 2019/20 season, up 6 percent from 10.45 mt the
previous year, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.
* Production is expected to be boosted by good rainfall,
introduction of subsidised fertilisers and the continuation of
an agricultural equipment programme, the ministry said.
Below is a table showing forecast production for the coming
season, which begins in April, all measurements in tonnes:    
 Grains        Forecast 2019-2020   Production 2018-2019
                                    
 Rice            3 445 535            3 167 528
 Maize           3 949 869            3 624 950
 Wheat              29 501               29 145
 Millet          1 934 808            1 773 082
 Sorghum         1 721 458            1 443 385
 Fonio               4 841               28 150
 Total          11 126 011           10 452 980
 
 (Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Juliette Jabkhiro;
Editing by David Evans)
  
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