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…

Desert Locust Impact Assessment East Africa
Special report
Desert Locust Impact Assessment East Africa

The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) recently conducted a regional Desert Locust i…

East Africa Cross-Border Trade Bulletin for December 2020
Cross Border Trade Bulletin
East Africa Cross-Border Trade Bulletin for December 2020

The Market Analysis Sub-group of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) monitors inf…

Latest News & Press Releases

Wetter than usual season expected over most farming areas of central and southern East Africa
Press Release
Wetter than usual season expected over most farming areas of central and southern East Africa

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Nairobi, 17 February 2021: March to May is an important season for Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda…

Very High Risk of Impacts to Crops and Rangelands
Alerts and Early Warning
Very High Risk of Impacts to Crops and Rangelands

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Projected impact on food and fodder  

  • Very high risk of significant impact to both crops and rangela…
High Level Conference: Prevention and Monitoring of Future Desert Locust Outbreaks in the Region
Statement
High Level Conference: Prevention and Monitoring of Future Desert Locust Outbreaks in the Region

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On 21 January 2021, IGAD in partnership with the World Bank, FAO and the French Agency for Developm…

How can Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Climate Forecasting and Risk Information?
Article
How can Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Climate Forecasting and Risk Information?

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By author, Herbert Misiani, ICPAC Climate Researcher

Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical…