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Agriculture and Food Security

Building food security in Eastern Africa

Our work

We work to improve Food Security and Agricultural monitoring in Eastern Africa. We are committed to support countries and organisations to make better decisions in food security, nutrition and resilience. We coordinate the meetings of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group, a network of over 80 organizations working in the region to monitor food security and send monthly food security updates. ICPAC hosts the IGAD Food Security, Nutrition and Resilience Analysis Hub, IFRAH, which integrates the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG), the Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU) and the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).

What we do
Capacity Development
Capacity Development

We build capacity in Food and Nutrition Security analysis, reporting and advocacy for action.

Warnings and Advisories
Warnings and Advisories

We develop and disseminate a quarterly Crop Monitor and key Agro-meteorological information, warnings, alerts, scenarios, and advisories

Climate Smart Agriculture
Climate Smart Agriculture

We promote Climate Smart Agriculture and other global, continental, regional and national strategies

Latest Updates

Eastern Africa Crop Monitor, 7
Crop Monitor
Eastern Africa Crop Monitor, 7

The cropping season was characterised by a timely start in western parts of the equatorial region a…

Eastern Africa Crop Monitor, 6
Crop Monitor
Eastern Africa Crop Monitor, 6

Climate: Climatic season predictions forecasted early rains, higher rainfall and higher temperature…

Food Security Alert, November 2021
Alerts and Early Warning
Food Security Alert, November 2021

In October 2021, FSNWG issued a food security alert calling for immediate action in response to exp…

East Africa Regional Desert Locust Impact Monitoring Report: Round 3
Special report
East Africa Regional Desert Locust Impact Monitoring Report: Round 3

Since June 2020, the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) had been conducting periodic…

Latest News & Press Releases

IGAD launches platform to manage desert locusts, trans-boundary pests
Project Update
IGAD launches platform to manage desert locusts, trans-boundary pests

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Thursday launched an inter-regional platfo…

IGAD and FAO call for urgent actions to mitigate the impacts of drought across the Horn of Africa
Statement
IGAD and FAO call for urgent actions to mitigate the impacts of drought across the Horn of Africa

A woman stands near her goats. The combined effects of crop and pasture losses caused by desert locust, the impacts of Covid-19, and consecutive below-average rainy seasons have placed communities in the arid and semi-arid lands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Som

18 November 2021, Nairobi – Vulnerable communities in the IGAD region continue to experience a comp…

Risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands is high in Ethiopia and Somalia
Alerts and Early Warning
Risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands is high in Ethiopia and Somalia

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Locations with reported swarms and adult locusts

  • Ethiopia: between October and early November, the d…
IGAD’s Climate Center officially opened
Press Release
IGAD’s Climate Center officially opened

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27 October 2021, Nairobi: The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) was officiall…