Thursday, February 17

Maize Production

Maize, of course, is the main ingredient in the staple food in much of Southern Africa. Crop production is analyzed very carefully. Below is a list of Southern African countries and their maize production (Metric Tons) for 1999 and 2004:

Country---------1999------2004
Angola----------428,045---510,000
Botswana----------3796-----10,000
DRC----------1,199,000---1,155,030
Congo-------------6170--------6500
Kenya--------2,322,140---2,300,000
Lesotho--------124,549-----150,000
Malawi-------2,479,406----1,733,125
Mozambique--1,246,078---1,248,000
Namibia---------18,855------33,000
South Africa--7,946,000---8,311,000
Swaziland------124,057------70,000
Tanzania-----2,451,700---2,430,000
Zambia--------822,056----1,161,000
Zimbabwe---1,519,560----1,000,000
TOTAL---20,691,412---20,117,655

Changes depend on many factors. However, for Zambia at least, 2005's crop production looks good.

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