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Crop Situation Update No.1

Paddy is the main cereal crop in Nepal, followed by wheat, maize, millet, and barley. 46% of the total of 3.35 million hectares of cultivated land, i.e. 1.54 million hectares, is covered by paddy. The summer crop production figures during the past 6 years are presented in Chart 1. The estimated paddy production in 2005/06 is 4.29 million MT, which constitutes about 68% of the summer cereal crops (6.23 million Mt) and around 55% of the total annual cereal production of around 7.76 million MT. 

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