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19 Jul 2006 description


Weekly Introduction

Sahel

The outlook for August - October 2006 Sahel rainfall at one month lead is very similar to last month's update and shows a tilt in the odds favoring

above average rainfall across the Sahel from western Mali and southern Mauritania eastward into Niger. There is also a tilt in the odds to favor

above normal rainfall over eastern Chad.

Gulf of Guinea

There is a slight tilt of the odds toward below normal rainfall over northern Ivory Coast and eastern Benin to central Nigeria .

04 Aug 2005 description
  1. Timeline: the food situation in Niger and the European Commission's response

    SUMMER 2004: Locust infestation resulting in widespread crop and pasture losses. Poor rainy season with rainfall ending earlier than usual.