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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: Counting Beans - The USSEC's Fourth Regional Aquaculture Production Conference – MENA Region
August 1, 2018
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....
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.
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....
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...
Japan: The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 12 Issue 9
November 15, 2016
Ambassador Kennedy Meets MAFF Minister Yamamoto; Ambassador Kennedy at USSEC 60th Anniversary; U.S.-Japan Soy Partnership Tour and Roundtable; USAPEEC AI Event; Wakayama Citrus Tour; Hawaii...
Ethiopia: USDA Assists in the Development of Ethiopia's Soy-Food Industry
October 6, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted five Ethiopian food companies on a two day mission to Kampala to learn from a leading Ugandan food processor about producing and marketing...
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...