Thumbnail Image

SAHEL WEATHER AND CROP SITUATION - August 1998








Also available in:

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    SAHEL WEATHER AND CROP SITUATION - September 1998 1998
    Also available in:

    Following widespread rains in July over most producing areas of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, precipitation was generally regular and well distributed in August, although decreasing during the last dekad of the month, notably in Burkina Faso and western Niger. Precipitation remained also regular over Senegal and The Gambia, thus improving growing conditions following late and reduced rains in July. In Mauritania, decreased rains in late August have been compensated by improved and widespre ad rains in early September. In Cape Verde, good rains were registered on the main islands in mid or late August. In Guinea-Bissau, satellite imagery indicates that abundant and widespread rains covered the entire country in August and early September. The impact, however, of civil strife on farming activities remains unclear. The latest Meteosat satellite image for the first dekad of September indicates that clouds remained present over most producing areas of the Sahel. Precipitation should ha ve decreased in southern Mali and eastern Chad but should have been widespread or even have increased in northern areas of Senegal, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger. Reflecting generally good rainfall since late July, crops are developing satisfactorily in most producing areas of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. Crop prospects improved in Senegal and The Gambia but rains need to last until October to cover the crop growing cycle, following the late start of the rainy season a nd subsequent reduced rains.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    SAHEL WEATHER AND CROP SITUATION REPORT - August 2000 2000
    Also available in:

    Rains have been generally widespread and abundant over the main agricultural zones of the Sahel in July. They have been particularly abundant in early and mid-July over Mali and Niger, in late July/early August over Senegal, The Gambia and southern/western Mauritania, and during the entire month of July in Chad. Precipitation was more limited in Burkina Faso but improved significantly over the western half of the country in early August. Rainfall was abundant in Guinea-Bissau. Significant rains were registered on all the islands of Cape Verde in late July. Flooding was reported following heavy rains in mid July in Niger, in late July/early August in northern Senegal and Mauritania and in early August in northern Burkina Faso. Satellite images for the first dekad of August shows that cloud coverage remains present over all the agricultural zones of the Sahel. Precipitation has been particularly abundant over southern Mali and the Sahelian zone of Chad, but more limited over western and eastern Niger and southern Chad. Following these good rains, plant water needs have generally been covered and crops are developing satisfactorily. Recently planted millet and sorghum crops are emerging satisfactorily in northern Senegal, Mauritania, Niger, northern Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad. Elsewhere, crops are growing normally, except in eastern Burkina Faso where more rains are needed to prevent water stress.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    SAHEL WEATHER AND CROP SITUATION REPORT - September 2000 2000
    Also available in:

    Following generally widespread and abundant precipitation over the main agricultural zones of the Sahel in July, rains remained abundant over the western half of the Sahel in early August, decreased in mid-August but resumed in late August. Rains were particularly abundant during the first dekad of August in Senegal (even causing flooding in several areas), The Gambia and Guinea Bissau, during the second dekad in Mauritania and during the third dekad in Mali. In the centre of the Sahel, precipit ation remained below normal in Burkina Faso, except in the south and west. In Niger, below normal rainfall was registered in late August while in Chad, growing conditions were favourable in the Sudanian zone but unfavourable in the Sahelian zone. Satellite images for the first dekad of September shows that cloud coverage remained over most agricultural zones of the Sahel but that intensity of the rains decreased significantly except in south-western Senegal, Gambia and Chad. Rainfall is notably well below normal in northern and south-eastern Senegal, western Mali and most parts of Niger. Crops are generally developing satisfactorily in the western half of the Sahel region. Reduced rains affected crop development in central and eastern Burkina Faso, most parts of Niger and the Sahelian zone of Chad. Improved rains are needed in these areas to avoid water stress or crop failure. Following good rains in July, pastures have regenerated satisfactorily throughout the pastoral zone s of the Sahel. Grasshopper attacks are reported in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Small scale Desert Locust breeding is in progress in southern and central Mauritania. Some locusts are probably present and breeding in the Adrar des Iforas of Mali and in Aïr of Niger.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.