EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY EAC FOOD SECURITY ACTION PLAN (2011 – 2015) Nairobi, Kenya, February, 2011

Year published: 17/11/2012

The EAC region is frequently affected by food shortages and pockets of hunger although the region as a whole has a huge potential and capacity to produce enough food for regional consumption and a large surplus for export to the world market. There are many factors leading to this state of affairs but the most critical are: (i) inadequate food exchange/trade between times and/or places of abundant harvest on one hand, and those with deficit on the other; and (ii) high variability in production caused by high variability of weather which is becoming worse due to climate change.