Crops are generally developing satisfactorily despite decreasing rains
in late June. Following first sporadic rains in late March, rains started
in the south-east in early April. They progressed northwards over the entire
country in April and May and remained generally widespread and above normal
up to mid-June. Precipitation decreased during the third dekad of June
notably in the west and the east but resumed in early July. However, soil
moistures reserves are generally adequate and crops are developing satisfactorily.
Seeds have been distributed to farmers during June in deficit provinces.
Planting of millet and sorghum is drawing to a close in the east. Crops
are generally emerging satisfactorily.
Pastures have started to regenerate, except in the extreme north. Worms
and grasshoppers infestations have been reported in the north, notably
on sorghum crops. Treatments have been undertaken.