Pastoralist food security further endangered by locust infestation…
November 6th 2019
- The accumulative affect of the main rains of 2019
Overall, the vicious storms of August/ September brought more devastation to livestock and environment than actual soil moisture to rejuvenate the pasture. Many areas now are slipping into what the Afar describe as dry season ahead of the expected time as actual ground-soaking rain was very limited. Here included is the pasture areas of Teeru and Erebti in central Afar Region, ‘Adda’ar and parts of Mille and Sifra further south as well as Kori and northern Dubte (Geega, Saha, Dagaba, Unduru).
Eli Daar, Bidu and Afdeera received a very late rainstorm in early October that established limited grazing pasture. In short then, the main rainfall of 2019 was well below productive level and will be remembered for the violence of hailstorms, lightening strikes and utterly destructive rain/ wind. Read more click here