Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, December 2016—January 2017

Food Security and Humanitarian Implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, December 2016—January 2017
Feb 2017

Key Points:

  • Food situation remains good in the region with new harvests. The off season crop campaign in the region is ongoing.
  • Niger recorded a forage production deficit.
  • Locust infestation decreased in December in the areas affected by recent resurgences in Mauritania.
  • The FAO food price index dropped for the fifth consecutive year.