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Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, February 2013

Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, February 2013

Mar 2013

Key points

  • Persistent food insecurity due to floods, high rates of malnutrition and high food prices for the poorest households in the Sahel, consequences of the 2011-2012 crisis
  • Upward trend of coarse grain prices after post-harvest declines in 2012
  • Damages caused by floods occurred in July and October 2012 more severe than initially anticipated in Nigeria