Thumbnail Image

SAHEL WEATHER AND CROP SITUATION - October 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 - August 1998 1998
    Also available in:

    The rainy season is now well established in most countries of the Sahel. Following reduced rains in late June, precipitation remained generally widespread in July over most producing areas of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, becoming more abundant and reaching quite northern areas during the last dekad of July. By contrast, precipitation remained limited over Senegal and The Gambia and rains started only in late July in northern Senegal. In Mauritania, sufficient rains after mid-July permitte d plantings in the main producing zones. Rains started in Cape Verde in late July. Rainfall decreased in Guinea-Bissau but remained widespread. The latest Meteosat satellite image for the early days of August indicates that clouds remain present over most producing areas of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger where precipitation should remain adequate. By contrast, rains remain more limited over Senegal and The Gambia. Reflecting good rainfall in late July and early August, crop s are generally developing satisfactorily in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. Cereals are emerging satisfactorily in Mauritania. In Senegal and The Gambia, crops are severely affected by reduced precipitation. Many plantings failed and improved rains are urgently needed to avoid extensive crop failure. Grasshoppers are reported in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger and Senegal. Grain-eating birds are also present in Mali and Senegal. Limited Desert Locusts activity is reported in Niger. Sm all-scale breeding is expected with the onset of the summer rains in southern Mauritania, northern Mali, Niger and Chad.
  • 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.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.