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NEMO assesses flooding damage in Toledo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Following an unusual bout of heavy rains and flood in the village of San Benito Poite in Toledo, villagers are being haunted by the possibility of famine. The rains and flood destroyed their primary crops, corn and beans. Their corn, colloquially termed “mata hambre”, would normally hold them over into the approaching dry season but given the floods, about 50 and 60 acres of their corm production was wiped out.

NEMO Assessments have been completed in several villages following rains in recent days. One such village includes San Benito Poite, despite limited accessibility by road. According to Kenton Parham, NEMO’s Toledo District Coordinator, after proper analysis of the findings, a report will be compiled to determine the best possible solution. The Ministry of Agriculture has already pledged to assisted affected communities and NEMO will also aid in this initiative.