Desert Locust that laid eggs in July and early August has started hatching in South, South Eastern, Central, and Eastern Zones. A verification mission to Samre Woreda in South-Eastern confirmed the presence of the first Instar stage (newly hatched) locusts.
Support irrigation farming, seed multiplication, livestock vaccination, cash, and income-generating activities.
Some 12,320 MT of seeds were distributed, reaching 201,283 households by partners and 126,976 households by the Bureau of Agriculture.
Cluster partners are conducting a post-distribution monitoring in 10 Woredas in North Western, Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Zones to estimate the area planted in the Meher season versus expected yield.
Cluster partners are conducting a clinical investigation following a reported animal metabolic disorder in Hahayle Woreda, Central Zone, leading to the instant death of 101 livestock.
Lack of fuel and cash is hindering the transportation of agricultural inputs.
Lack of refrigerator at woreda level to keep vaccines and drugs.
Lack of chemicals to combat fall armyworm affecting maize and sorghum crops.