The USDA/FAS McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program is supporting education, child development, and food security in Sri Lanka. The objective of the Sri Lanka McGovern-Dole PALAM/A project is to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education, especially for young girls.
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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).
The U.S. Soybean Export Council, (USSEC) under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, organized the Fourth Regional....
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Egypt: Egypt Announces Decision to Import Paddy Rice

On June 5, 2018, Egypt’s government announced a decision to import rice (milled, paddy, cargo) to help meet market demand.
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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.
Under the auspices of the Government of Egypt, the Food and Agriculture Organization in cooperation with the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development organized....