CCAFS East Africa 2019–2021: Strategy for Supporting Agricultural Transformation, Food and Nutrition Security under Climate Change

East Africa has enormous potential, not only to feed itself and eliminate hunger, but also to be a major player in global food systems. This potential lies in its natural resources, its people and knowledge, and its huge markets. Agriculture represents a significant portion of this potential and constitutes a large part of East African economies. In Ethiopia, for example, agriculture contributed about 44% to the gross domestic product (GDP) over the past five years, while other East African countries generally attain about a third of their GDP from agriculture. The agriculture sector plays a key role for food and nutrition security, sustainable natural resources management and economic diversification. If leveraged, the sector could boost investment, increase intra-regional trade, provide employment opportunities, contribute to poverty eradication and foster human security, stability and prosperity.
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Published on

2018-12-01

Author(s)

  • Solomon, Dawit
  • Radeny, Maren
  • Mungai, Catherine
  • Recha, John
  • Schuetz, Tonya
  • Gadeberg, Marianne

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Publisher

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Citation

Solomon D, Radeny M, Mungai C, Recha J, Schuetz T, Gadeberg M. 2018. CCAFS East Africa 2019–2021: Strategy for supporting agricultural transformation, food and nutrition security under climate change. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).