Favorable maize yields were realized for the long rains in most parts of the Country. Extremely wet conditions resulted in reduction in yields in most parts of the country resulting in an increase in the prices of beans in major markets compared to a normal period. Wheat production was favorable in most of the growing areas although heavy rains resulted in late planting and a reduction in planted acreage.Land preparation for the short rains is ongoing while in some areas, the early planted crop in western region is at weeding stage. Delayed onset of the short rains affected planting especially in the Western Region.Wholesale prices of maize and wheat continued to decline due to the above average production in most parts of the country.
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