Alert on Impact of Below normal Oct-Dec 2020 Rains on Food Security and Nutrition

October 2020

A poor October-November-December (OND) season is expected, characterized by late onset, below average rains and long severe dry spells, amidst the compounding impacts of COVID-19, desert locust infestations, and economic shocks – presenting poor prospects for crop and livestock performance across the region, hence a possible risk of further deterioration of food security and nutrition outcomes. The FSNWG therefore urges all partners to take note of this imminent crisis and plan for urgent action to mitigate anticipated negative impacts on pastoral and agriculture livelihoods.

Tags: Food Security