Our study examines the effects of drought on livelihoods and human migration in the rural highlands of northern Ethiopia, one of the most affected regions during the drought. We conducted a household survey contextualized by focus group discussions in two rural sending areas. Overall, we observed significant strategy changes, including a drastic shift from subsistence crop production to livestock sale among farmers being dependent on the March—June rainfall belg season. Our results suggest that drought increases mobility, primarily through triggering short-term migration to closer destinations to cover immediate needs like food shortages.
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What are the causes of the Ethiopia drought?
As a result, some 5. In addition, 2. Drought conditions are expected to peak during the dry December to March jilaal season, which is likely to lead to a sharper deterioration in livestock body conditions, and impacting milk production and nutrition status of the families that depend on livestock for their food and income.
The worst drought in decades gripped north and central Ethiopia in , affecting nearly 10 million people. The resulting food scarcity meant more than eight million people in the parched country needed emergency food aid, according to the United Nations. Signs of trouble began to surface early in the year. About 10 percent of the Ethiopian population depends completely on this season to provide rainfall for crops and pastures. Only one-half to three-quarters of the rainfall expected was received from February through September Singh et al.