According to Ama Kowa Bala, a local farmer, they failed to get the supply of corn seeds for the upcoming 2017-2018 planting season because of crop failure.
"This year we failed to harvest our crops. The corn and the beans we planted are all dying because of the drought," Bala said here, Monday.
Last year, three sub-districts in East Flores District were also experiencing crop failure due to a prolonged drought in the area.
The three sub-districts in East Flores were Ile Boleng, Wotan Ulumado and Demon Pagong, in addition to the villages of Baleweling, Nusadani and Daniwato on Solor Island.(*)