Early warnings not enough to stop famine in Somalia

To find out why early warnings of drought in Somalia were not enough stop the current food crisis, read Chris Funk’s recent article on nature.com.

Chris Funk explains why early warning was not enough to stop the famine in Somalia (Photo credit: UC Santa Barbara).

Funk, who works with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), explains that, even with early warning systems in place, the impact of climate change on agricultural production will continue to lead to food security emergencies. “Emergencies such as the one in East Africa will become more common unless there is a focus on improving agricultural production”, he emphasises.

Click here to read the article.

To read more about the famine in Somalia, see: UN Calls for Urgent Aid as southern Somalia Suffers Famine

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