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Crop Situation Update No.4

For the third consecutive year, drought conditions have severely affected agricultural crop production in Nepal. Following signs of early paddy crop failure and reports about farmer’s inability to start planting, especially in the Eastern Terai, the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives (MoAC) initiated a preliminary assessment of the paddy crop losses in August 2006, which estimated a decline in national paddy production of 850,000 Mt.

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