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Climate risk and food security in Ethiopia: Analysis of climate impacts on food security and livelihoods


Climate risk and food security in Ethiopia: Analysis of climate impacts on food security and livelihoods

Food security is highly sensitive to climate risks in Ethiopia. Historical and more recent climate-related events such as the 2008/2009 and 2011 food security crises in the Horn of Africa have highlighted the impact of droughts and floods on food production, access to markets, and income from agricultural activities. However, assessing the ways in which livelihoods and specific vulnerabilities are linked to climate is a difficult task given the complex relationships between other environmental and socioeconomic factors
in determining food security outcomes.

The purpose of this analysis is to contribute to a quantitative and qualitative assessment of climate risk impacts (climate variability, change, and extremes) on food security and livelihoods.