8.5  Food insecurity situations in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has been renowned as a country of famine and food insecurity for many years. Drought impacts on the ability of livestock to survive (see Figure 8.3), but food insecurity has grown worse in recent years for several reasons. This includes increased land degradation due to increased population pressure.

Drought can affect animals extremely
Figure 8.3  Drought can affect animals extremely. (Photo: Dr Basiro Davey)

When we look at the distribution of food insecurity in Ethiopia, the majority of people living in the northern and eastern part of the country are living in arid regions that are prone to food insecurity.

8.4.3  Consequences of household food insecurity

8.6 Ethiopian food security strategy