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Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Sri Lanka has decided to lease underutilized land to investors for one year in the expectation of producing 250,000 MT of additional maize for animal feed use. The land will only be made available to local investors. In 2020 Sri Lanka banned the import of maize due to foreign currency problems. The country does have an annual shortfall of about 250,000 MT of maize – total animal feed consumption of maize is about 600,000 MT. In 2020 the local poultry industry suffered very badly due to the lack of feed maize – poultry consumes about 400,000 MT of maize per year.  The Agriculture Minister of Bangladesh says that the country has great potential to produce corn o...

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