Weekly Report as of April 24, 2020, of COVID-19 impact on the Indian harvest of Rabi (Winter) crops.
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 June 2019

The pace of plantings for all major kharif crops is slower than last year as delayed monsoon rains and low reservoir storage levels have resulted in lower planted area.
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: Monsoon Update

The cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2018 reported by the Indian Meteorological Department, as of September 23, 2018, was 9 percent lower than the fifty-year 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...
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).
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India: Grain and Feed Update

On August 2, 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) released its Fourth Advance Estimate for Indian Crop Year (ICY) 2015/16 (July/June).
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Zambia: Agricultural Economic Fact Sheet

Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and can be credited with political stability and strong economic growth in the last decade.