Highlights: Quarter 1 2017
The fall armyworm infestation of maize crops affected an estimated 62.5% of cropped areas with crop losses in Haut-Katanga province estimated at approximately 40%, resulting in below-average crop production levels. Eastern DRC is expected to have average harvests. Prices for basic foods declined across most of the country in February, except for maize meal. Food prices in the south increased.
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