Rains were light but widespread during the two first dekads of July. They were very weak in the north and stopped in the south during the last dekad. Rainfall resumed and was abundant in the north in early August and started to move towards the centre and the south during the second and third dekads of August, allowing the planting of the second maize crop. In the south, rice is about to be harvested. In the north, millet, sorghum and rice are heading/maturing.