January 14, 2020 / 1:57 PM / 10 days ago

Mali 2019/20 grain output hits 10.8 mln tonnes

    BAMAKO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - * Mali grain production hit 10.8 million tonnes
(mt) in the 2019/20 season, up 7% from 10.1 mt the previous year, according to
provisional data from the agriculture ministry.
* Maize and rice production was particularly high because it benefited from
subsidised fertilisers and an agricultural equipment programme, the ministry
said.
    
Below is a table showing provisional production data for the 2019/20 season, all
measurements in tonnes:    

 Grains     Production 19/20   Forecast    Production 18/19
                               19/20       
 Millet         1 827 773        1 934         1 840 321
                               808         
 Sorghum        1 483 619        1 721         1 469 688
                               458         
 Rice           3 274 144        3 445         3 167 528
                               535         
 Maize          4 248 916        3 949         3 624 950
                               869         
 Wheat              7 363           29            29 185
                               501         
 Fonio             34 360           44            27 868
                               841         
 Total         10 876 176       11 126        10 159 539
                               012         
 


 (Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Juliette Jabkhiro; Edited by)
  
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