Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, December 2015 - January 2016

Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, December 2015 - January 2016
Feb 2016

Keys points:

  • Confirmation of satisfactory levels of agro-pastoral production in West Africa and the Sahel: 12 percent increase in cereal production compared with the average over the past five years.
  • Confirmation of a 12 percent decrease in cereal production in Chad.
  • The security situation in the Lake Chad Basin, which continues to have a negative impact on displaced and host populations, deserves particular attention.
  • Increased domestic supply is pushing down cereal prices.