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 - Key points Despite the resumption of rainfall in the region, countries along the Atlantic coast still record rainfall deficits affecting agricultural and pastoralist production. The extension of the pastoralist lean season, due to delayed onset of rains, caused poor animal body condition and even loss of livestock in some countries in the ...read more
24/09/2014
 - Key points Sowing activities are affected by the late start of the rainy season as well as dry spells that occurred in localized areas in the region Monthly cereal prices remained relatively stable throughout the region, although some seasonal price increases were observed and price levels were elevated in areas affected by ...read more
11/07/2014
 - Participants in the restricted meeting of the regional food and nutrition security monitoring system in the Sahel and West Africa, which was held from 18 to 19 June 2014 in Ndjamena, Chad, issued the following declaration: Agricultural trade flows performed well in the second quarter (April-June) in the West African region, ...read more
24/06/2014
 - Key points Population displacements as a result of violence in the Central African Republic, in northern Nigeria and in northern Mali, pose a humanitarian risk in the region. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon in very difficult conditions. Heavy rains along the Gulf of Guinea mark the start of the ...read more
20/06/2014
 - Highlights The PRESAO forum results indicate a high probability that expected rainfall in 2014 will be inferior than in 2013 in the region, notably in Western Sahel The FAO food prices index records a strong increase for the second consecutive month Coarse grain prices (millet, sorghum) are still high and above the five-year ...read more
08/05/2014
 - Key points: Seasonal precipitation forecasts indicate possible cumulative rainfall deficits in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone during the rainy season. The pastoralist situation is characterized by pasture depletion and the disruption of transhumance routes in conflict areas of the region. Market prices are decreasing or stable in most markets, partly due to weak ...read more
09/04/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS Despite the 2013 harvest in the Sahel being equivalent to the last five years average, more than 25 million people remain food insecure in 2014. The agricultural production of the poorest households in 2013 was insufficient to restore their livelihoods and covered only their nutritional needs until March 2014. They ...read more
03/04/2014
 - Key points The food security situation is deteriorating in certain regions of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad due to an early start of the lean season Results of the latest food security surveys in Senegal and Mauritania indicate a critical situa-tion for poor households in the Zones-at-Risk Since December 2013, cereal prices ...read more
05/03/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS Despite the 2013 harvest in the Sahel being equivalent to the last five years average, more than 20 million people are still food insecure. The agricultural production of the poorest households is insufficient to restore their livelihoods and is expected to cover only their nutritional needs for the next two ...read more
25/02/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS Despite the 2013 harvest in the Sahel being equivalent to the last five years average, more than 20 million people are still food insecure. The agricultural production of the poorest households is insufficient to restore their livelihoods and is expected to cover only their nutritional needs for the next two ...read more
03/02/2014
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