I">ERITREA* (5 June)

ERITREA* (5 June)

Planting of the 1998 cereal and pulse crops is about to start. The rainy season has not yet started. Locust population declined sharply following GovernmentÂ’s successful control operations during the past months.

The food situation remains tight as a result of a poor 1997 harvest and reduced import availability from neighbouring countries. Cereal and pulse prices continue to increase and are substantially above their level of a year ago.