Seasonal crop monitor April 2019

apr2019 seasCropmonitor

Overview

The current crop season in the central and southern part of the region normally starts with onset of March to May rainfall season. However, majority of cropping regions have experienced extended dry conditions with delayed rainfall. This has disrupted planting activities in the countries where rainfall has commenced and delayed planting in those countries yet to receive rainfall. The Tropical Cyclone “Idai” experienced in early march in Mozambique area redirected precipitation away from the Eastern Africa region resulting persisting dry conditions.