Is climate a “risk multiplier” in Ethiopia?

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Ethiopia experiences high climate variability, conflict, and political uncertainty while widespread food and nutrition insecurities are common throughout its population. CGIAR and WFP conducted a study to better understand how Ethiopia’s climate, socio-economic, and political risks and insecurities are linked to each other. This information can orient strategies and planning of long-term peacebuilding efforts and mitigate conflict risk in a climate crisis and inform strategies to strengthen the role of food for peace.


Pacillo G, Achicanoy H, Ramirez-Villegas J, Craparo S, Basel A, Villa V, Schapendonk F, Carneiro B, Resce G, Ruscica G, Läderach P. 2021. Is climate a “risk multiplier” in Ethiopia?. FOCUS Climate Security factsheet. CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security.