Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, June 2015

Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, June 2015
Jul 2015

Key points

  • The late arrival of rains entail an extension of pastoral lean season and the delay of the start of the cropping season.
  • The FAO Food Price Index falls to its lowest value since September 2009. 
  • The overall cereal availability is satisfactory in most markets in the region, however, we observe the first price increases with the beginning of the lean season. 
  • According to the Cadre Harmonisé analysis on the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, about 7.5 million people, including 4.5 million in the Sahel will be food and nutrition criris in June-August 2015.