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Members of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) gathered from 16-18 April 2018 at OECD headquarters in Paris to validate the final results of the 2017-18 agro-pastoral campaign and take stock of the food and nutrition situation. The Network estimates that 7.1 million people are in need of urgent food and nutrition assistance, of which 3.7 million are in northeastern Nigeria.  Read on
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The food and nutrition situation is severely deteriorating in parts of the Sahelian belt. According to the Cadre harmonisé analysis, nearly 7.1 million people currently face a crisis situation, especially in zones that are still plagued by insecurity, including in the Lake Chad basin, the Liptako-Gourma region and central Mali. The number of people in need of assistance could reach 10.6 million by June-August 2018. Read on
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Within the framework of the Food Crisis Prevention Framework (RPCA), CILSS and its partners organised a PREGEC regional technical consultation on 26-28 March 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to present the final results of the 2017-18 agro-pastoral campaign and discuss key findings from the Cadre harmonisé analysis. Cereal production in the region is estimated at 67.7 million tonnes, up by 2.5% and 11.7% compared to the 2016-17 campaign and the five-year average, respectively. Read on
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The Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) organised a regional consultation on the critical pastoral situation in the Sahel on 21-23 February in Niamey. Bringing together six Sahelian countries, the main host countries on the West African coast and development partners, the Network members made a series of recommendations to the region’s policy makers on how to address the crisis. Read on
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According to the most recent analysis of the Cadre harmonisé, some 5.2 million people in the Sahel and West Africa are currently in need of food assistance. They could be 9.6 million during the next lean season in June-August 2018, if appropriate measures are not taken. Read on
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Of the 9.6 million people in need of food and nutrition assistance in the Sahel and West Africa (March-May 2017), some 7.1 million live in Nigeria: 3.2 million in Borno State, 800 000 in Adamawa State and 600 000 in Yobe State and the rest in other northern states. Some 44 000 more Nigerians currently face the threat of famine, mostly in Borno State. Read on
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Held under the patronage of the Commissions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) gathered from 10-12 April 2017 at the OECD headquarters in Paris. Participants analysed the food and nutrition situation and made recommendations, particularly focused on mobilising further urgent and co-ordinated assistance to affected populations in the Lake Chad basin. Read on
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The Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) provides the opportunity for all involved countries to develop a national resilience framework, called NRP-AGIR (National Resilience Priorities). The mission of this framework is to bring together all initiatives, programmes and projects contributing to resilience. AGIR is, therefore, a tool to improve the efficiency of collective action. Read on
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Simone Zoundi, created the Sodepal company in the 1970s in Ouagadougou and has lived a life dedicated to the promotion of agro-food chains in support of local and regional development. From the very beginning, she invested in local production and developed her company, which today distributes cookies, fortified flour and many other products across the country. She now has plans to expand her business and share her experience with other West African countries. Read on
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The Cadre harmonisé analysis reveals that approximately 9.6 million people are currently facing a crisis situation (March-May), including 1.4 million people in phase 4 (emergency). By June-August, if appropriate measures are not taken, this figure could reach 13.8 million, of which 1.6 million people might find themselves in an emergency situation. The number of severely malnourished children is likely to cross the 3.5 million mark by the end of 2017. Read on

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