Webinar: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in East Africa
East Africa is currently in food security deficit and many people in the region are facing severe hunger and malnutrition with a projected number of acute food insecurity of over 50 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa. The IGAD Heads of State in July 2020, alarmed by the unprecedented impact of compounded threats on the food security situation in the IGAD Region, called for an international response in the 36th Extraordinary Assembly. Consequently, IGAD Developed a Food Security and Nutrition Response Strategy in response to the triple threat of COVID-19, Desert Locust and Floods (July 2020). According to the strategy, it is projected that agriculture and food security is one of the major sectors that will be impacted severely by climate change.
This webinar focuses on the increasing knowledge and raises awareness on regional agriculture and food security challenges in the face of Climate Change.