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Kenya Left With Less Than Day's Worth of Corn After Drought

  • Reserves slump after 36,000 tons released to grain millers
  • Kenya had insufficient rains in crop-growing regions this year
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Kenya’s reserves of corn dropped to less than a day’s worth of consumption after stocks of the staple grain were released to millers, the National Cereals and Produce Board said.

The reserve currently stands at 50,000 90-kilogram bags, equivalent to 4,500 metric tons, NCPB Managing Director Newton Terer said by phone Tuesday from the capital, Nairobi. The board released about 36,000 tons to millers last week, he said.