LEAP: Ethiopia’s National Food Security Early Warning System

Sectors of reference: 
Food security
Stakeholder(s) of reference: 
Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector of the Ministry of Agriculture


What is LEAP?

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.

 What does LEAP do?

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

 Who can LEAP help?

Take faster and more appropriate actions in case of severe drought. 

The LEAP prototype team – with representatives from ENEA, MeteoSwiss, University of Cantabria and WFP – at the first prototype workshop, held at WFP’s Headquarters in Rome in June 2014.