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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).
Egypt: Egypt Announces Decision to Import Paddy Rice
June 19, 2018
On June 5, 2018, Egypt’s government announced a decision to import rice (milled, paddy, cargo) to help meet market demand.
Jordan: Jordan Grain Inspection and Sampling Workshop a Success
June 1, 2018
FAS Amman in cooperation with the U.S. Grains Council and the Amman Chamber of Commerce organized on April 22-26, 2018, a first of its kind grains inspection and sampling workshop.
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.
Jordan: Jordan Ends Bread Subsidies, Implements USDA-Style SNAP EBT Program
January 26, 2018
Jordan is replacing its bread subsidy program with targeted supports starting February 1, 2018.
Egypt: Promoting Sustainable Investment in Egypt’s Food Security 2017 Forum
January 11, 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....
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....
Jordan: Jordan Welcomes USDA\FAS Food for Progress 50,000 MT Wheat Shipment
September 21, 2017
On August 29, 2017, Minister of Water and Irrigation Dr. Hazim El-Naser and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Eng. Imad Fakhoury, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry....
China: China's Annual Agricultural Policy Goals
February 20, 2017
On February 5, 2017, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) and the State Council unveiled its first policy document for 2017.
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.
Czech Republic: Biofuels Annual
August 2, 2016
The Czech Republic implemented the EU legislation and has set targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) savings, for the share of biofuels and renewable electricity in transportation on total consumption...
Peru: Peru Quinoa Price Fluctuation
July 11, 2016
Demand for quinoa by health conscious consumers in the United States, Canada and Western Europe has driven the price of this Andean grain up three-fold in recent years.
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).
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