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Crop situation update is prepared by a joint mission of the Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The update is issued twice a year (for summer as well as winter crops) on a regular basis covering the whole country.
The preliminary estimation of the 2011 summer crop production shows an increase of 10.8% in total crop output compared to last year: 5,072 thousand MT of paddy, 2,179 thousand MT of maize and 315 thousand MT of millet, resulting in an increase of 13.7 percent, 5.4 percent and 4.1 percent respectively.