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Food insecurity in the Horn of Africa

Source(s):  Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters (FAO)

This paper identifies the main underlying causes of food insecurity as well as the complex factors specific to the region and considers their impact on national food production. It points at floods--and climate change threat--and droughts--and the lack of resilience to it--as the two principal recurrent hazards in the Horn of Africa and warns against the resilience of smallholder and subsistence farmers to become increasingly challenged, which may lead to further environmental degradation, population movements and resource-based conflicts. It then identifies priority areas of programmes to be adapted both nationally and locally within the framework of a regional approach to the elimination of food insecurity in the region, including the coordination of risk management and crisis response.

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  • Food insecurity in the Horn of Africa
  • Publication date 2010
  • Number of pages 4 p.

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