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From 2008, LEAP is the national food security early warning system used by the Government of Ethiopia to estimate the number of people who will be in need of food assistance due to drought.

By integrating seasonal forecasts of precipitation, LEAP will provide timelier estimates of humanitarian needs.

The LEAP early warning tool was designed to increase the timeliness of response to climate-related food crises in Ethiopia: it uses crop and weather monitoring information to estimate the number of people projected to be in need of early assistance in the face of an impending drought. By integrating seasonal climate forecasts into LEAP, the EUPORIAS project will help increase the capacity to anticipate the number of potential beneficiaries of humanitarian interventions, thus allowing quicker and better targeted provision of assistance to households.


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