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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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.
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.
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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.
Jordan is replacing its bread subsidy program with targeted supports starting February 1, 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....
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....