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…

IGAD Food Security and Nutrition Response Strategy
Special report
IGAD Food Security and Nutrition Response Strategy

The compounding impacts of climatic shocks, conflict and insecurity, adverse macro-economic shocks,…

Regional focus on IGAD Member States, 2020 Global report on Food Crisis
Special report
Regional focus on IGAD Member States, 2020 Global report on Food Crisis

In 2019, 135 million people faced acute food insecurity that required urgent action (IPC/CH Phase 3…

Latest News & Press Releases

Desert Locust Projection September 2020
Alerts and Early Warning
Desert Locust Projection September 2020

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Projected impact on food and fodder production

  • Pastures and crop destruction continue to be reported…
Dry and warm season expected across Eastern Africa (October - December 2020)
Press Release
Dry and warm season expected across Eastern Africa (October - December 2020)

Nairobi, 26 of August, 2020: October to December is an important rainfall season for Burundi, Kenya…

Urban Farming: Providing Solutions to Cope with COVID-19 and Adapt to Climate Change
Article
Urban Farming: Providing Solutions to Cope with COVID-19 and Adapt to Climate Change

By Dr Monica Nderitu, Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group

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Increased utilis…

Ethiopia: Breeding Ground For the Next Batch of Desert Locust
Article
Ethiopia: Breeding Ground For the Next Batch of Desert Locust

By Emebet Jigssa, Contributions by Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi and Jasper Mwesigwa

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Wind blows, keeping it…