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
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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
- 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 was held from 17 to 19 September 2013 in Niamey, Niger.
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
A wet season overall in West Africa, especially in the Western Sahel, is expected in 2013
Locust situation : renewed threat in the Sahel
Poor cashew marketing campaign threatens food security of rural population in Guinea Bissau
Despite good agricultural production in 2012 and stable conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains of great concern, mostly due to the impact of the 2012 crisis as well as previous recent crises. Approximately 10.3 million people are food insecure in 2013 and over 1.4 million children are ...read more