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Publication | 2020

Impact of Desert Locust Infestation on Household Livelihoods and Food Security in Ethiopia: Joint Assessment Findings


  • The Assessment covered all the seven Regions affected by the Desert Locust (DL). 
  • A total of 29 Woredas were selected (those perceived to be worst affected).
  • 58 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were conducted.
  • 29 key informant interviews (KII) including with local authorities were held.
  • A total of 1 832 household interviews were conducted.
  • Federal and regional government, United Nations, local and international Non-Government organizations conducted data collection. Data analysis was conducted by a multiagency team Government (Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), (Technical NGOs - Save the children, and FEWSNET), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP).