In a continent where only 6% of arable land is currently irrigated, Ethiopia aims to allocate US$15 billion to irrigation development by 2020.
Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana, Namibia and Senegal are among the top 10 most food-secure countries on the continent.
Rwanda’s land and agricultural policies diminished land-tenure security, excluded vulnerable groups from taking part in the agricultural programs and caused food insecurity for many small-scale farmers.
There is donor fatigue regarding droughts in East Africa, and Addis Ababa has faced accusations it played down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally.
Many villages are witnessing an influx back from both The Gambia and Senegalese cities.