Improving food policies for a climate insecure world: Evidence from Ethiopia

Pub. Date
30 December, 2021
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This paper, combining a longitudinal household survey with high-resolution climate data, investigates the impact of climate and weather shocks on food security in Ethiopia, and the extent to which socioeconomic characteristics and safety nets act as modifiers. We show that households that can store surplus grain for sale after harvest, can dip into savings, or are recipients of Government cash assistance programmes, are more likely to experience lower food insecurity following climate and weather shocks.