This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues, including how climate change will potentially impact agriculture production, livestock, water resources and human health. The brief includes an overview of Ethiopia, the climate and projected changes. Also included is information on sector impacts and vulnerabilities to climate change, the policy context and information regarding ongoing climate change projects in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia, home to 90 million people, is one of the world’s most drought-prone countries. The country faces numerous development challenges that exacerbate its vulnerability to climate change, including high levels of food insecurity and ongoing conflicts over natural resources. Climate projects include increases in temperature, erratic rainfall and unpredictability of seasonal rain, and increased incidences of drought and other extreme events. Climate change will have key impacts on agriculture, livestock, water and human health in Ethiopia.