ERITREA - 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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