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

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

Key points

  • The regional agricultural production estimates are higher in comparison to the five-year average. The level of production masks regional deficits.
  • The coarse grain prices are higher in comparison to the five-year average in the agricultural deficits areas and conflict-affected areas.
  • According to the Cadre Harmonisé, 14,530,000 are food insecure (October – December 2014).
  • Despite the start of the harvests, households continue resorting to negative coping strategies in the areas highly affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD).