Although continual flooding will cause harvest losses of more than 3.5 million tonnes, the overall food supply will not be affected. A Ministry of Agriculture source said strengthened preventive measures and an increased harvest of more than one million hectares meant the annual figure still had a chance of surpassing last year's record yield. Government records show this year's summer harvest reached a historic level of between 108.5 and 109.5 million tonnes, an increase of between 1.5 and 2.5 million tonnes over last year. A Ministry of Agriculture official said that although flooding was serious in some regions, it had only had an impact on a small part of the country as a whole. Moreover, as drought conditions in the north had disappeared, and because of the improved incentive due to an increased purchasing price for produce, the year-round results would not be affected. From January to July this year, 37.15 million hectares of agricultural land was affected by weather, including floods, drought and hailstorms. This represented an increase of 1.93 million hectares compared with last year.