Monitoring Drought and Food Security

Outcomes: Ethiopia, with the help of the World Food Program, has an early warning system that monitors food shortages and communicates danger of famine. This system has been evolving since 1976. Currently, it is implemented by the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Committee. The activities performed by this Committee include assessing the adequacy of food to local populations, monitoring the effect of climatic variation on food availability, supplying seed or food where necessary, and communicating the risk of famine to a wide audience through media and other means.

Type Case Study
Class Case Studies, Monitoring Tools
Country Ethiopia
Threat Type Increased frequency or intensity of extreme climat events
Adaptation Activities Sustainable agricultural practices
Link http://iriportal.ldeo.columbia.edu/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_1171_0_0_18/Climate%20and%20Society%20No1_en.pdf
Date Added 7 October 2009
Date Modified 7 October 2009

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