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Seasonal Monitor of agricultural growing in West Africa

The West Africa Seasonal Monitor for October 2015 is now available: http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ena/wfp278831.pdf.

The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of humanitarian concern.

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28.10.2015
Huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa

Huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa

West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective  regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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02.07.2015
Offre d'emploi - Livelihoods Coordinator (en anglais)

Offre d'emploi - Livelihoods Coordinator (en anglais)

Location: Niger

Contract: 12 Months

Languages: Must be fluent in French and English

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20.05.2014
Nature & Faune -  African Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development

Nature & Faune - African Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development

This Issue of Nature & Faune puts forward the case of “African Youth in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development”. It carries twenty one articles contributed by different individuals, from : policy arena, conservation NGOs; the private sector; civil society groups; research and academia as well as youth groups.

Download Nature & Faune, volume 28 issue 1 here

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17.03.2014
Inception Workshop of the ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative

Inception Workshop of the ECOWAS Zero Hunger Initiative

Accra, Ghana – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has launched a Zero Hunger Initiative to promote the eradication of hunger until 2025.

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24.02.2014
UN and partners launch 3-year humanitarian plan to help Africa's Sahel Region

UN and partners launch 3-year humanitarian plan to help Africa's Sahel Region

The United Nations and humanitarian partners launched a three-year Regional Strategic Response Plan to provide aid to millions of people in nine countries in Africa's Sahel region. The plan seeks to mobilize an initial US$2 billion from international donors in 2014.

More information is available on FAO's website

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03.02.2014