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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The July edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) global overview assessment shows evidence of a drop in cereal production in several countries in the Middle East and Central Asia due to dry conditions.
The harvest in Southern Africa was completed in July. This region also experienced a mixed crop season, with production problems mainly caused by a prolonged early season dry spell. A special alert provides full details.
By contrast, the main crop season is generally developing well in both East and West Africa. In Central America, the Primera (first) season crop conditions are worsening in the dry corridor and in Haiti.
Main findings of the July global overview
The next assessment is scheduled for the end of August 2018.