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Reference Date: 28-October-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Good “kiremti” rains (June-September) benefited 2014 main season cereal crops, although significant moisture deficits affected grazing resources in most coastal areas

Satellite image analysis show favourable outlook for cereal crop production of 2014 main “kiremti” season

Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is expected to start at the beginning of November and, according to satellite-based monitoring, production prospects in main agricultural areas of Debub, Maekel, Gash Barka and Anseba zobas are favourable. The 2014 “kiremti” rainy season had a timely onset at the end of June and, especially by August onwards, has been characterized by abundant and well-distributed precipitation amounts in most cropping areas, in some cases continuing until the second dekad of October. By contrast, in Red Sea coastal agro-pastoral areas, “kiremti” rains have been erratic and below average and the latest remote sensing analysis indicates significant negative anomalies showing deterioration of grazing resources.





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