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Crop Situation Update - Joint Assessment Mission of 2013 Summer Crops and Outlook of 2013/14 Winter Crops
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Growing condition for summer crops were favorable in 2013: average rainfall July- September was the largest in the last five years and supply of fertilizer by Agricultural Inputs Company Limited (AICL) improved dramatically compared to last year. Hence, farmer were able to have a better harvest of paddy, maize and buckwheat. As a result, a the production of summer cereals this year, at 7.67 million mt, was at record levels. As such, the 2013 summer cereal production surpassed to the normal level and last year production by 11.90 percent and 12.10 percent respectively. Cereal Production has not increased in Nepal but also climbed globally by 8.4 percent compared to the last year. FAO has estimated global cereal production at 25,000 million mt. In India also , the 2013 Kharif crop productions has increased, through marginally (i.e 0.9 percent) and is estimated at 129.3 million mt.
As usual the summer cereal output in Nepal is overwhelmingly paddy and maize. With a production of 5.04 million mt and 2.3 million mt, the share of paddy and maize in summer cereal production is estimated at 66 percent and 30 percent respectively. Jhapa and Bhojpur are the largest paddy and maize producing districts with their production recorded at 365 thousand mt and 124 thousand mt respectively.
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GoN, FAO, WFP ,   (2013 )
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04.02.01  -  Crop Management
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