Trends of Hunger and Food Insecurity over IGAD Region of Eastern Africa

Feb. 6, 2024

The eight countries under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) of Eastern Africa considered countries in the African continent that are vulnerable to climate change and Extreme events(IPCC, 2018). Change and variability in extreme rainfall and temperature are projected to adversely affect rain-fed food crop production in developing countries, especially in East Africa (Thornton,et al, 2010), because food production mostly depends on seasonal rainfall patterns, distribution, and amount for a good harvest (Kahsay & Hansen, 2016), GDP, food sources and employment (Ochieng et al., 2016), protect the livelihoods of the poor (Tittonell et al., 2010) and to ensure food accessibility for most rural communities (Inder et al., 2017). The key factors affecting food security are divided into climatic and non-climatic factors (Epule and Buyinza, 2018).