Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Sets Up 50 Weather Forecasting Centers To Protect Farming

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The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) revealed on Thursday that it has set up 50 weather forecasting centers in remote parts of the country so as to protect the country’s agricultural production.

As the imminent major rainy season approaches, the newly established centers would help farmers in four major crop producing regions of the east African country with access to up-to-date weather information.

The announcement by ATA came amid Ethiopia’s battle with the ongoing drought scenario that hits parts of the east African country affecting 7.8 million Ethiopians in need of emergency food and other humanitarian assistance.

The newly established centers would help farmers to mitigate challenges with their farming activities with a better access to timely information about weather conditions in their respective locality, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency indicated.

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