July 16, 2009
ReliefWeb has published a map that suggests better than average sorghum harvests in East Sudan. Note the colours green and blue in the Red Sea Hills.] Their analysis for the country is less positive. "
In Burundi, Eritrea and Sudan the growing season has been normal to dry and average or slightly below average sorghum/millet yields up to -5% are expected."
This is good news for Beja people, and contrast somewhat with earlier reports that the rains will be late. [see blog entries below]
Drought is occuring in Ethiopia, and reports exist that identify malnutrition rates at higher than 20% for regions there.