Despite the 2013 harvest in the Sahel being equivalent to the last five years average, preliminary figures indicate that at least 13 million people (excluding Nigeria) are still food insecure, due to limited access to food. The agricultural production of the poorest households is insufficient to restore their livelihoods and is expected to ...read more
- The press release of the regional consultation of the regional information system for Food Crisis Prevention and Management (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa on the agricultural and food outlook (Lomé, 20-22 November 2013) to which FAO, through its Subregional Emergency and Rehabilitation Office for West Africa/Sahel, has participated. ...read more
Average agricultural production levels are expected in the Sahel and West Africa, except in some localized areas
The resurgence of locusts in Mauritania requires reinforcement of monitoring and treatment systems
The commercial crisis of cashew nut in Guinea Bissau caused a deterioration on household food security
The lean season is coming to an end as food crop harvests are ongoing in the Sahel. The poorest households begin to supply their exhausted food stocks but are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food on markets.
Aggravating factors such as population displacements and floods affect livelihoods of already vulnerable and ...read more
- Key points:
A situation of food insecurity still prevails in Northern Mali
Good rains recorded in August and September mitigate the effects of late start of rains
In Niger and Nigeria principally, floods damage households’ livelihoods
Start of seasonal decrease of cereal prices in most markets of Sahel, in Benin and in Liberia.
The lean season continues in the Sahel, and the poorest households are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food.
Floods have caused crop losses and affected livelihoods in the Niger and Nigeria.
With the USD 20.9 million received so far in 2013, FAO is assisting more than 1.7 million beneficiaries by supporting food ...read more
- Afin de passer en revue les actions menées par la FAO face à la crise au Sahel en 2012 et de partager les bonnes pratiques, le Bureau Sous-régional des Urgences et de la Réhabilitation de la FAO-Afrique de l’Ouest/Sahel a organisé à Dakar du 4 au 6 décembre 2012 un ...read more
After a late start, rains have allowed crops to develop
Prices remain high in the Sahel particularly in Niger, Nigeria, Benin, Mali and Burkina Faso
The lean season continues, and the poorest households face difficulties accessing adequate food
The Sahel crisis, with more than 11 million food insecure persons, has entered its peak with the lean season when poor households’ food stocks are exhausted and people face food shortages and high food prices until the next harvest.
The food security situation in northern Mali, northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, ...read more
Late start of the growing season due to the late onset of rains
Increasing number of refugees in Nigeria, of IDPs in Guinea and return of IDPs in Mali
Worrisome food situation in Guinea Bissau due to the failure of the cashew nut agricultural campaign
Unusually high millet prices in Niger