Food Security

FAS leads USDA’s efforts to help developing countries improve their agricultural systems and build their trade capacity. The agency also administers food assistance programs that benefit people in need around the world.

Data & Analysis

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....
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).
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....
June 19, 2018
On June 5, 2018, Egypt’s government announced a decision to import rice (milled, paddy, cargo) to help meet market demand.