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30 Sep 2007 description

Should satisfactory agricultural and food prospects be expected?

1. General overview of the rainfall and agricultural situation in the Sahel and West Africa

Seasonal forecasts for West Africa by the African Center of Meteorological Applications for Development - ACMAD have been confirmed. After a late start to the agricultural season in mid-July accompanied by irregular rains, rainfall was intense throughout the region during August and September. Most Sahelian countries received this long-awaited rainfall except Cape Verde where pockets of drought were registered in some areas.