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06 Mar 2015 description

A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, nous partageons les histoires de 25 femmes d'à travers le continent africain dont les vies se sont améliorées de manière radicale. Hommage rendu aux interventions financées par la Banque africaine de développement

Liliam Makosa
Projet de lutte contre les maladies animales transfrontalières, Zambie

03 Mar 2015 description

General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

02 Mar 2015 description

Key messages

  • While several elections will take place in 2015, the region is experiencing a mix of progress and setbacks, with encouraging transition in Burkina Faso occurring on the back of an alleged coup attempt in Gambia and the escalation of violence in Nigeria.

  • The region has demonstrated a certain degree of resilience towards the economic impact from Ebola outbreak and falling commodity prices. Such impacts have been mitigated and offset by the increasing diversification of West African economies.

24 Feb 2015 description

Why an assessment of the right to food in West Africa?

18 Feb 2015 description

Des efforts sont nécessaires pour renforcer la résilience et favoriser une agriculture moins dépendante des précipitations très variables et imprévisibles

18 février 2015, Rome - La FAO fournira des semences de cultures vivrières, des aliments pour animaux et du matériel d'irrigation au goutte-à-goutte pour venir en aide à des milliers d'habitants de Cabo Verde dont la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens d'existence sont menacés par un fort recul de la production agricole dû à la sécheresse.

18 Feb 2015 description

Sharp decline in 2014 cereal production due to irregular rains

18 February 2015, Rome - FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following a sharp fall in crop production due to drought.

12 Feb 2015 description

Le nouveau numéro de L’Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, une publication de La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) vient de paraître.

Le rapport présente les dernières évolutions politiques, économiques et sociales en Afrique de l’Ouest. La section « profils pays » offre un focus sur le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cabo Verde, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée-Bissau, le Libéria, le Mali, le Niger, le Nigeria, la Sierra Leone et le Togo.

12 Feb 2015 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 029/2015

4 February 2015 [Praia, Vape Verde]

The ECOWAS Commission’s delegation on humanitarian mission to Cape Verde met in Praia on Wednesday 4th February 2015 with resident UN officials to discuss cooperation and support for the country in various areas, including recovery and reconstruction following the volcanic eruption in Fogo, one of the nation’s ten islands.

12 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • In spite of erratic rains at beginning of cropping season, preliminary estimates for 2014 harvest point to an above-average cereal production

  • High food prices persist in parts

  • Continued assistance is required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food-insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees

Sharp decline in 2014 cereal production due to irregular rains

03 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

· During Q4-2014, FAO’s global cereal price index decreased by 7% year-on-year, but on average, it remained at the level of the previous quarter.

· Real prices of maize have fallen by 14% since Q4-2013. They are up 1% from Q3-2014 after the low in September/October.

· On average, real prices of wheat remained constant between Q3 and Q4-2014. Global wheat supplies for 2014/15 are up thanks to increased production and beginning stocks; thus price levels in Q4-2014 are 17% lower than a year ago.

02 Feb 2015 description

General Situation during January 2015 Forecast until mid-March 2015

01 Feb 2015 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

19 Jan 2015 description
Ebola - version 2
Technical Annex

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

In order to respond to the national Preparedness and Response Plan for the Ebola virus disease in Burkina Faso, and on the basis of the contribution agreement concluded in December 2014 between the Commission and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) an additional amount of EUR 963 000 is allocated to the present HIP.