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

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

Highlights

  • The PRESAO forum results indicate a high probability that expected rainfall in 2014 will be inferior than in 2013 in the region, notably in Western Sahel
  • The FAO food prices index records a strong increase for the second consecutive month
  • Coarse grain prices (millet, sorghum) are still high and above the five-year average
  • Significant increase in food insecurity rates are noted in deficit-producing areas in Chad and Mauritania