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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