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The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) is a regional platform, currently co-chaired by ICPAC and FAO. It’s goal is two-fold: to provide an up-to-date food security and nutrition situation analysis (early warning) and to offer a forum to build consensus on critical issues facing policy and interventions. The FNSWG has served regional governments, donors, and non-governmental agencies since the early 2000’s. Current membership includes approximately 80 organisations (IGAD, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, and research institutions) who contribute to the operation of the working group, and its nutrition, markets, food security information, livestock and pastoralist sub-groups.

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FSNWG Drought Special Report April 2022
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In February 2022, FSNWG issued a Drought Special Report, examining the current food security situation across the eastern Horn of Africa (i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia) after three consecutive seasons of below-average rains. This …

Food Security Statement, March 2022
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  • Consecutive seasons of below-average rains have led to moderate to severe drought conditions in various parts of the region, including southern and south-eastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, most of Somalia and localised parts of …
FSNWG Special Report on Drought
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  • The performance of the 2021 October-December “short rains/Deyr” rainy season was extremely poor, characterized by a delayed onset of seasonal rains, an erratic temporal distribution, and below-average cumulative rainfall. Across much of the region, this …
East Africa Crossborder Trade Bulletin January 2022
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  • Maize remained the most traded food commodity in the East Africa region in the fourth quarter of 2021, followed by rice, wheat flour, sugar, sorghum, and dry beans respectively.
  • Maize and dry bean trade were …
Food Security Statement, January 2022
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  • Parts of the region are experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions, largely driven by consecutive seasons of below-average rains. Southern and south-eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and most of Somalia are the worst affected, with certain …
Food Security Alert, November 2021
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In October 2021, FSNWG issued a food security alert calling for immediate action in response to expectations of rising food and nutrition insecurity linked to consecutive poor rainy seasons and forecasts for another poor season …

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