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Hydric Resilience in the Vavoua department, Ivory Coast

The department of Vavoua, in the Haut-Sassandra region (part of the Sassandra-Marahoué district of Ivory Coast), had a dry last quarter.

This Ivorian department experienced a brief dry spell in the second half of May, which was compensated by a previous rainfall surplus in the first half of May.

Rainfall has remained below-average throughout June and the first 10 days of July. The main consequence of the low rainfall in the last quarter is that the trees in the Vavoua department have 80% less water resilience than usual and can currently withstand no more than 10 days of drought without production being affected.

Fortunately, this part of the Ivorian hinterland does not experience a drastic reduction in rainfall during the short dry season.

Except for unforeseen drought periods, the current crop potential should not be threatened by the coming little dry season.

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