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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