May 2016 CropWatch bulletin released. This latest CropWatch bulletin presents the first global production estimates for 2016, combining information from remote sensing data with trend-based analysis. The bulletin further presents an update on the agroclimatic and crop condition for January-April 2016, focusing on crops that were either growing or harvested during this period and covering key global production areas and major worldwide producers and exporters of maize, rice, wheat, and soybean. For China, regional conditions and an update on pests and diseases are presented. The bulletin’s focus section highlights recent disaster events, agriculture in Central Asia, and the declining El Niño effect.