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on January 29, 2012

Kenya corn harvest to meet demand in 2012, agriculture ministry says

Kenya’s agriculture ministry announced the country's corn harvest will be able to meet national demand, so Kenya will not import the grain in 2012.

Kenya projects production of 2.34 million tons of corn by the end of its harvest period in February, with higher production expected during the rainy season of March through May, according to Romano Kiome, permanent secretary for the ministry. Kiome said Kenya's annual demand is 3.24 million metric tons and the government plans to raise its strategic grain reserve from the current 234,000 tons to 360,000 tons.

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