Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Agriculture and Food Security in Ethiopia

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Published on: 2014-10

Synopsis

Ethiopia has had serious ecological and environmental imbalances during the past couple of decades due to large scale deforestation, cultivation on steep slopes and marginal lands, depleted soils and water resources and climatic irregularities. This has resulted in a large area being degraded to an irreversible level of damage. Land degradation is a major contributor to declining agricultural productivity, depleting water resources due to increasing sedimentation in reservoirs, recurrent floods, and food insecurity.