Regional co-operation in cereal production and improvement
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In the East and Central African countries covered by this analysis, cereals furnish 60-75% of total calory supply. In 1967, the total area under cereals was 109,000,000 hectares; with total production of about 17,000,000 tons, the average, yield was about, 900 kilo's per hectare. Other important food crops are grain leg \llDes, especially valuable as protein producers, grown On 3.5 million hectares, with a total output of 2,000,000 tone, as well as root crops grown on about the same area, with a total production of 21.8 million tons.