How Specific Resilience Pillars Mitigate the Impact of Drought on Food Security: Evidence from Uganda


February 9, 2022 - Nathan Sunday, Rehema Kahunde, Blessing Atwine, Adesoji Adelaja, & Justin Kappiaruparampil

Key Facts

• Drought undermines food security for a majority of households by reducing per capital food consumption and the number of meals consumed per day.
• Current interventions occur only after the drought; programs that anticipate droughts (exante policies) can help build resilience against drought among households.
• Household with stronger resilience capacity enjoy significantly better food security.
• Household resilience against drought can be increased by providing weather information and establishing early warning systems, improving access to communal land resources and providing extension services to



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