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Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, September/October 2012

Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, September/October 2012
Oct 2012
  • Good crop prospects throughout the Sahel and in West Africa, except in localized areas
  • Uneven pastoral situation
  • Locust situation: WARNING: swarms forming in the Sahel
  • Floods: Niger, Chad, Senegal and Nigeria together account for more than 90 percent of 1.5 million people affected by recent flooding
  • Coarse grain prices remain abnormally high in the Sahel despite seasonal decreases and stable prices on the international market