Policy Options for Improving Drought Resilience and Implications for Food Security: The Case of Ethiopia and Kenya
Daniel Tsegai1, Michael Bruentrup2, Mesay Kebede Duguma1
1United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), External Relations, Policy and Advocacy (ERPA) Unit, Germany
Drought in the arid and semi-arid land of the Horn of Africa (HoA) is one of the most serious and permanent threats to food security. Despite the efforts by the governments and the international community, serious famines have been registered in the past decades. Assessing the impacts of droughts, and investigating the risk profile of vulnerable communities as well as identifying the challenges at all levels is a fundamental task before remedial measures are proposed for enhanced drought resilience. This will require the involvement of various actors from different strands of governments, civil society, international organisations and - more importantly- the affected people themselves.
Keywords: Drought, Ethiopia, food security, Kenya, policy
Contact Address: Daniel Tsegai, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), External Relations, Policy and Advocacy (ERPA) Unit, Bonn, Germany, e-mail: dtsegaiunccd.int