Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, September 2014

Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, September 2014
Oct 2014

Key points

  • The agricultural productions (cereal and pulses) are expected to be lower than the five-year average in the Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal.
  • Market cereal supply is adequate with stable or decreasing prices, except in some markets in Mali, Senegal, Chad and Niger where price increases have been observed.
  • The prevention measures adopted to control the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) continue to affect food prices and flow especially in the Ebola affected countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone).
  • The influx of displaced persons from Nigeria to Diffa region in Niger is increasing.