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Sub-Saharan Africa’s Future

Analysts at Rabobank looked at future food needs in Sub-Saharan Africa and concluded that wheat imports will increase and so will the need for milling capacity. Although its wheat production has been expanding, the region already imports almost 73 percent of its wheat consumption. Its wheat yield at 2.92 MT/Ha is better than some other crops, which may make it more challenging to further improve.  The region is mostly self-sufficient in its most popular food grain, maize, but the population growth rate at 2.53 percent is faster than the rate of production increases for the crop. The average maize yield is less than a fifth of that of the U.S. so there is a lot of room for improvement.  Africans consume about the same amount of r...

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