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Burkina Faso: West Africa Seasonal Monitor April 2013

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Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
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Normal start in bi-modal zone and a good progression of the season in Guinean-Sudanian zone

KEY MESSAGES

• February to April rainfall estimates (RFE) indicate that the onset of rains occurred earlier than normal this season with generally above normal rainfall levels in the bi-modal zone, as well as the southern part of the Guinean-Sudanian zone. According to medium term forecasts, an on time or early onset of the rains is expected for the northern part of the Guinean-Sudanian zone.

• Current climatic conditions are favorable to crop development in the bi-modal zone and southern Guinean-Sudanian area and for the normal start of agricultural activities in May in the northern areas of the GuineanSudanian zone.


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