A7 Ethiopia may have a good year of normal grain harvests for the first time in five years, aid officials say.
During this season, the crops of the grain harvest are collected.
But in the last three years the grain harvest has dropped or stagnated.
The grain harvest in these areas was also destroyed.
This year's grain harvest was also far below average.
"Maybe the grain harvest will be better this year."
With this year's grain harvest about to take place, farmers are paying particularly close attention to the restoration efforts.
Nearly 18% of the total 1998-99 basic grain harvest was lost.
The grain harvest was the main source of income, with timber as the essential building material.
Rain finally came late in the season and produced a good grain harvest, but the drought continued the next year.