Arsi and Bale Zones of Oromiya Region: Increasing Vulnerability to Food Shortages
Report of a rapid area assessment mission undertaken in late October.  The report highlights the emergence of increasing food insecurity in some marginal areas of these zones following several seasons of marginal rainfall and poor harvests.  By Negussie Belay, UN-EUE Assistant Field Officer, 1 December 1999.

Prosperity Fades - Jimma and Illubabor Zones of Oromiya Region
Report of an assessment mission looking at the impact of recent rain failures and poor harvests on food security and vulnerability in an important coffee growing area of Ethiopia. By Dechassa Lemessa, UN-EUE Field Assistant, November 9, 1999. 

Update on Borena Zone - Loss of livestock and shortage of drinking water as a result of small rains failure
The second in a series of reports on the growing impact of drought on pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Borena, southern Ethiopia.  Prepared by Negussie Belay, UN-EUE Field Assistant, and Laura Hammond, UN-EUE Monitoring Officer. November 4, 1999. 

Borena Zone: Outcome of Small Rains Anxiously Awaited
Rapid assessment mission to Borena Zone, Oromiya Region.  Prepared by Dechassa Lemessa and Negussie Belay, UN-EUE Field Officers, 14 October 1999. 

Localized areas of Extreme Vulnerability and Targeting Problems Persist in East Harerghe
Assesses current crop conditions, food and nonfood needs of rural residents, and food availability/distributions in the area.  By Laura Hammond, Monitoring Officer, UNDP Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia, 25-29 July 1999.

Mission Report - East and West Hararghe
A report on a recent field appraisal mission to Hararghe, reflecting on food security issues and the relative economic importance of coffee and chat.  Prepared by Yves Guinand, UNDP-EUE Field Officer.










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