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Precipitation monitoring in the Dja-et-Lobo department in southern Cameroon

The Dja-et-Lobo department, like all southern Cameroon, started 2022 in a worrisome fashion, with precipitations staying below average until mid-May, following the same pattern as for the previous season.

Consequently, the trees underwent a stressful period that impinged the past crop.

The situation improved in August and, despite remaining below average, the precipitations were enough to cover the plants’ needs and accumulate resilience ahead of the dry season.

The arrivals for November – February are not threatened. However, if precipitations do not stay on par with the long-term average in the coming weeks, this could reflect negatively on the pod generations to be harvested in March and April.

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  • Charles Werner

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    Climate42 brings you agro-climate analysis and scientific commentary on cocoa production in West Africa. Our services range from regular reports to customised analysis and onboarding courses

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