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 - 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
 - Key points: The off-season campaign continues normally across the region Cereal prices remain generally stable or are decreasing compared to previous months but are higher than five-year averages Decreasing international groundnut prices are causing marketing difficulties in Senegal In some areas in Niger, Chad, Mali and Mauritania, the lean season is expected ...read more
31/01/2014
 - Highlights: According to the Cadre Harmonisé results, 13 million people are food insecure (Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire and Chad) despite average harvests. 4.5 million children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition in West Africa. Localized pasture deficits may lead to an earlier pastoral lean season. Cereal ...read more
19/12/2013
 -  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
10/12/2013
 - 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
26/11/2013
 - Highlights: 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
30/10/2013
 -  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
29/10/2013
 - 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.  
30/09/2013
 -  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
30/09/2013
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