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

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

Key points

  • Sowing activities are affected by the late start of the rainy season as well as dry spells that occurred in localized areas in the region
  • Monthly cereal prices remained relatively stable throughout the region, although some seasonal price increases were observed and price levels were elevated in areas affected by conflicts and large population displacements
  • The lean season is ongoing in the region, affecting pastoralists, poor and very poor households, refugees, IDPs and host populations