Harvest prospects are favourable reflecting generally widespread and abundant precipitation. Widespread and above normal rainfall since early July benefited crop development in most producing areas. Precipitation decreased somewhat in late August in the south but improved in early September. By contrast, torrential rains were registered between 21 and 24 August in Moyen Chari and Logone regions, causing floodings in some areas. Soil moisture reserves are plentiful and crops are developing satisfactorily. Their stages of development vary in the regions according to the planting dates.
Pastures are regenerating well following good rains in July and August. Grasshoppers are reported on millet and sorghum in Batha, Biltine, Chari-Baguirmi, Guéra and Ouaddaï regions. Isolated African Migratory Locusts are present in Massakory area. Low numbers of solitary Desert Locust adults may be present in a few places in Biltine and Ennedi. Small scale breeding is likely to occur in areas of recent rainfall.