FAO’s Strategic Response Plan for the Sahel
The food and nutrition situation in the Sahel is still of concern with the impact of recent crises in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012 holding back the possibilities of vulnerable households to rebuild their livelihoods.
In a context of widespread poverty, population explosion, chronic vulnerability and weakened resilience, recurring crises have eroded the productive capacities and the livelihoods of the already vulnerable population.
In 2014, more than 20 million people, including many that could not benefit from adequate livelihood support in the past years, remain food and nutrition insecure. Urgent action is required to protect their scarce resources and enable them to continue produce their own food.