"The last rains will help the trees a lot. The harvest will begin tentatively next week," said Salame Kone, who farms near the western region of Soubre, where 18.3 millimeters (mm) fell last week, 7.3 mm above the five-year average.
Farmers across the country said last week's moisture would strengthen the development of fruit as plenty of average-sized and other pods were almost ripe on the trees.
Farmers said they now had a good sight of the mid-crop, which would start slowly by next week and pick up from mid-April. They added that the main part of the mid-crop would be done between May and June but significant volumes of beans would leave the bush in July and August.