The 27 th annual meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network in the Sahel and West Africa (RPCA) took place under the patronage of His Excellency José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde. The aim of this meeting was to
• assess the 2011-2012 agropastoral season and food prospects,
• consider the state of progress of the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, and
• discuss the issue of “food processing and food security”.