Seasonably dry conditions prevail, although some limited rains were registered in mid-May or early June in the centre-south, notably in eastern Gorgol and at Selibaby. Dry plantings are underway in the extreme south-east, in Amourj and Bassiknou departments. Pastures are scarce in several regions, notably in Brakna and Trarza.
During May, isolated Desert Locusts were reported in a few places north of
Zouerate and between Akjoujt and Atar at mid month. No significant developments