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16 Jan 2016 description
report UN News Service

16 January 2016 – Welcoming positive political developments in West Africa, in particular the holding of peaceful elections in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Côte-d'Ivoire, members of the UN Security Council stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and The Gambia to be “free, fair, peaceful, inclusive and credible.”

17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria

COMMUNIQUE FINAL

17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria

1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.

28 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The West Africa 2015 growing season developed under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015. This region tends to have seasonal rainfall deficits in the more marginal areas during El Nino seasons.

• Accordingly, the first stages of the season (until mid July) were marked by pronounced rainfall deficits leading to delays in the start of the growing season and poor conditions for early crop development. This affected a wide region extending from Senegal, across Burkina and northern Nigeria, to Chad and eastern Niger.

21 Aug 2015 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations continue to provide dedicated and on-the-ground preparedness support to priority countries in the African region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, South Sudan and Togo.

07 Jul 2014 description

Sahel et Afrique de l’Ouest: Hypothèses pour l’analyse trimestrielle de la sécurité alimentaire

Avertissement

12 Aug 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

Brahima Ouédraogo

OUAGADOUGOU, 10 août (IPS) - Des organisations de gestion des eaux du Bassin de la Volta appellent à des mesures urgentes pour arrêter la dégradation continue des sols, de l’écosystème autour du Bassin de la Volta qui nourrit plusieurs millions de personnes en Afrique de l’ouest.

22 Jul 2013 description
report CGIAR

According to study, inaction will lead to “major setback” in economic development and food security for the poorest people in Ghana, Burkina Faso and other countries in West Africa

08 May 2013 description

Normal start in bi-modal zone and a good progression of the season in Guinean-Sudanian zone

KEY MESSAGES

• February to April rainfall estimates (RFE) indicate that the onset of rains occurred earlier than normal this season with generally above normal rainfall levels in the bi-modal zone, as well as the southern part of the Guinean-Sudanian zone. According to medium term forecasts, an on time or early onset of the rains is expected for the northern part of the Guinean-Sudanian zone.

14 Mar 2013 description
report EARS

Delft, March 2013

Aiming to serve all African farmers, FESA Micro-insurance is growing fast. But, large scale crop insurance puts special demands. Using automated insurance design and monitoring tools, EARS has developed a geo-information approach to crop insurance. Mapped insurance designs can be provided for the entire region, thus allowing for unrestricted sales. This enhanced capability is also reflected in the offer to develop proof-of-concept, free drought insurance design.

19 Oct 2012 description

Vers l’établissement de partenariats solides

18 octobre 2012, Rome - L'élimination de la faim en Afrique de l'Ouest est l'objectif principal d'un nouveau projet lancé d'un commun accord par les pays de cette région, l'Allemagne et la FAO.

24 Jul 2012 description

JEDDAH, KSA, 17.07.2012 –The 284th meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank, which convened at IDB headquarters starting Sunday 16 July, under the chairmanship of Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, IDB Group, approved more than US$ 1,158 million towards development projects financing for IDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. This is the largest amount of approvals by a single IDB Board meeting since the Bank’s inception in 1975.

07 Jun 2012 description

7 June 2012 : Since 1 January 2012, an outbreak of meningitis has been reported in 42 districts in 10 African countries, and contributed to some 11,000 cases, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). Countries affected include Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan. Burkina Faso is the most adversely affected by the outbreak, with some 5,300 suspected cases, and 553 deaths attributed to the disease.

26 May 2012 description

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and April 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

23 Sep 2011 description
report Afrique Verte

Numéro spécial : Transformatrices de céréales

Éditorial

Krems – Autriche – 22 août 2011 Après cinq jours d'échanges, le Forum européen Nyeleni 2011 pour la Souveraineté Alimentaire s'est terminé par l'adoption d’une Déclaration. Plus de 120 organisations de la société civile ont discuté de l'impact des politiques européennes actuelles.

22 Oct 2010 description

Résumé de production agricole 2010/2011

- Le mois de septembre marque la fin de la soudure dans la plupart des régions des bassins central (Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali et Togo) et Ouest (Cap Vert, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée Bissau, Mauritanie, Liberia et Sierra Leone).

23 Apr 2010 description

Plus de 77 millions d'enfants à vacciner dans 16 pays

DAKAR/BRAZZAVILLE, vendredi 23 avril 2010 - Plus de 77 millions d'enfants dans 16 pays seront vaccinés contre la polio à partir de demain (samedi) au cours du deuxième tour d'une campagne synchronisée visant à stopper l'épidémie de polio en Afrique de l'ouest et du centre.

Toutefois, le Burkina Faso et la Sierra Leone ont du retarder leur campagne jusqu'au 7 mai en raison des retards pris dans la livraison des vaccins à la suite de la fermeture de l'espace aérien en Europe en lien avec l'éruption …