“This document provides a quantitative assessment of the quality of the 2023 growing season in West Africa. The analysis primarily focuses on the Sahelian regions of West Africa, with an overview of the coastal countries … The 2023 rainy season was early but marked by dry spells at the beginning and, in some places, during the mid-season. The overall rainfall situation is close to normal but heterogeneous with areas experiencing moderate to significant deficits. Streamflow is normal to slightly above the levels of recent decades.”