Latin America and Caribbean Seasonal Monitor July 2013
Ground moisturize conditions in the southern areas of Haiti improved due to the rainfall from Tropical Storm Chantal. Preparation for planting beans and sweet potatoes is taking place in these areas.
Nippes, Sud and Grand’Anse departments of southern Haiti will have a significant reduction in yields, due to the irregular rainfall distribution from April to June.
Small farmers in El Paraíso and Olancho departments of Honduras could see a reduced yield due to poor rainfall from April 1 to June 30 and the seasonal dry spell expected in late July/beginning of August.
Some areas of high elevation in Guatemala (Sololá, Huehuetenango and Quiche departments) report fungal diseases due to excessive moisture.