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Reference Date: 07-October-2022


  1. Favourable production prospects for 2022 main season crops due to above‑average seasonal rains

Favourable production prospects for 2022 main season crops

Harvesting of the 2022 main season crops (wheat, barley, sorghum, maize, teff and pulses) will commence in November in central and western Anseba, Debub, Maekel and Gash Barka regions and production prospects are favourable.

The 2022 “Kiremti” rainy season, which normally extends from late June to September, had a timely onset and cumulative seasonal rains were 5‑20 percent above average.

The above‑average precipitation had a favourable impact on crop establishment, development and conditions. In western Gash Barka Region, which normally accounts for more than half of the domestic cereal production, the NDVI as of mid‑September is estimated at between 20 and 55 percent above the long‑term average in the region’s districts.

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