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India: Monsoon Recovery in August Improves Soil Moisture in Central India
September 17, 2019
The recovery of monsoon rain levels in August has led to improved soil moisture in Central India which will bolster crop development.
India: Monsoon Update July 2019
August 8, 2019
On August 1, 2019, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) published its long-range forecast for the second half of the southwest monsoon (August to September), predicting normal rainfall for 2019.
India: Predicted Near Normal Monsoon Delayed by Five Days
May 23, 2019
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2019 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 96 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA).
India: Erratic Southwest Monsoon Subsides as Output Concerns Rise
October 29, 2018
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2018 (June to September) was 9 percent lower than the fifty-year average....
India: Kharif Planting Was Slow As Monsoon Was Delayed
August 1, 2018
Delayed rains and low reservoir levels have led to a ten percent lower Kharif crop planting than the normal five year average during the southwest monsoon (June to September).
India: IMD First Forecast for Monsoon 2018
May 9, 2018
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2018 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 97 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA).
India: Official Pre-Monsoon Conditions Forecast
April 10, 2018
On April 1, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its temperature outlook for April to June 2018.
India: Southwest Monsoon Closes Out - Lower Rainfall Shapes Yields
October 19, 2017
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2017 (June to September) was 5 percent lower than the fifty-year average....
India: IMD Publishes First Forecast for Monsoon 2017
April 27, 2017
The Indian Meteorological Department forecast a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2017 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 96 percent of the Long Period Average.
India: Monsoon Update
November 24, 2016
The first advance planted area estimates for 2016 indicate that a normal monsoon led to a marginal increase in overall Kharif season planting area. While the area seeded under pulses increased...
India: Monsoon Update - Optimism High Yet Monsoon Below Expectation
September 12, 2016
Rains have caused flooding in five states, although pan-India rainfall is three percent below the 10-year average for the southwest monsoon (June 1 through Aug. 28).
India: Monsoon Update - Second Half Forecast Calls for More Rain
August 10, 2016
A strong monsoon continues to improve soil and crop conditions across India.
India: GOI Notification for Poultry and Poultry Product Imports
July 19, 2016
On July 8, 2016, the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries notified requirements for poultry and poultry product imports from countries reporting an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic...
India: Monsoon Report June 2016
June 29, 2016
Delayed monsoon, high surface temperatures and low reservoir levels indicate a less than favorable situation for the Kharif crop (harvested April to October).
India: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak in India
January 28, 2016
The Government of India (GOI) reported a detection of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in January 2016 to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
South Africa: USDA and CABI partner to train the Pakistan Fresh Produce industry
September 23, 2015
Post organized the training schedule for a 12 member delegation from Pakistan who were part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded capacity development program in South Africa...