Angola is facing its most severe drought in the last 40 years, impacting the food security of 1.6 million people in southern Angola, including more than 110,000 children under the age of five who are facing acute malnutrition, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
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Ghana: FAS Accra Regional Ag Developments

This quarterly publication provides a summary of local and regional developments relevant to U.S. food and agricultural trade covering Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
The recovery of monsoon rain levels in August has led to improved soil moisture in Central India which will bolster crop development.
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India: Monsoon Update July 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.
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).
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....
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India: Kharif Planting Was Slow As Monsoon Was Delayed

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).
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India: IMD First Forecast for Monsoon 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).
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India: Official Pre-Monsoon Conditions Forecast

On April 1, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its temperature outlook for April to June 2018.
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....
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India: IMD Publishes First Forecast for Monsoon 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.
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India: Monsoon Update

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...