Climate Mitigation Food Security Trade Policy at Work

Climate Change, Food Security and Trade: Evidence from the East African Community

This briefing paper explores the impacts of climate change on food security and trade in the EAC and proposes recommendations to better cope with the associated challenges. Several case stories illustrate the close linkage existing between the three issues and the need for coordinated policy action both at the national and regional levels. Possible mitigating strategies range from introducing flexibilities in the WTO TRIPs Agreement to increasing investment in agriculture to support a shift towards more climate-resilient practices.