Famine from droughts? Never again, says Calvince Okello

In 2010, a severe drought devasted the Eastern part of Kenya, Ethiopia and some parts of of Somalia. It created one of the most severe food security emergencies that humanity had ever seen.

In turn, the Western part of Kenya saw a bumper harvest of maize. Some crops rotted in the field, due to an alledged lack of markets, instead of helping to alleviate the famine faced by the other side of the country.



By Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)