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Ethiopia: Early Warning Bulletin (Covers the period of October, 16 -­ 30 2014)

CLIMATE OUTLOOK FOR BEGA 2014/2015

• Northeastern, central and eastern Ethiopia are highly likely to receive near normal, with a possibility of above normal rainfall at some places.

• Rainfall anomalies

o Unseasonal rains are likely to occur over northeastern, eastern and central portion of the nation

• Temperature anomalies

o Moist air and cloud coverage will significantly be dominated during the periods when frost events are supposed to occur.

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UNHCR lauds Ethiopia’s efforts to train refugees

Addis Ababa October 18/2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) lauded Ethiopia's efforts to train refugees in addition to hosting them.

Speaking on the graduation of 500 refugees received vocational and technical trainings here today UNHCR Acting Representative Bornwell Kantande said Ethiopia has been providing trainings for refuges so as to improve their skills.

This situation demonstrates the effectiveness of the country's people-to-people policy, the Representative said.

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30 Million People benefit from Sustainable Land Management Program

The Ministry of Agriculture says over 30 million people have benefited from the Sustainable Land Management Program which has been operating in the Regional States of Oromia, Tigray, Amhara and Gambella as well as in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and in Benishangul Gumuz. A documentary entitled 'Greening Ethiopia's Highlands: A New Hope for Africa' launched on Wednesday (October 1) portrays the impressive work done at grassroots level to improve productivity and ensure self sufficiency.

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Program working to improve maize, legumes productivity

Addis Ababa September 25/2014 The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa program (SIMLESA) is working to improve farmers' productivity through supplying improved seed.

Improved maize and legumes seed have been released to farmers through the program since 2010, said Mulugetta Mekuria, the Program Coordinator.

The improved maize and legumes seed provides 20 percent and 15 percent respectively higher production per hectare than the seed previously used by farmers.

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Agency installs 100 automated weather forecast machines

Addis Ababa September 24/2014 The National Meteorology Agency announced that is has installed 100 automated weather forecast machines in different parts of the country to get timely data.

Speaking on a relevant meeting held here today, Agency Director- General Fetene Teshome said the installation of the machines is part of the efforts to supply timely and accurate information for the better performance of the agriculture sector.