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02 Mar 2018 description

DAKAR – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies exhorte les gouvernements d'Afrique de l'Ouest à plus d’investissement dans les programmes d’alimentation scolaires qui peuvent servir de moteur pour une amélioration économique et social dans la région. L'appel a été lancé ce 1 mars à l'occasion de la troisième édition de la Journée africaine de l'alimentation scolaire.

01 Mar 2018 description

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme today urged governments in West Africa to invest more money in school meal programmes so these can act as a catalyst for improved economic and social welfare communities across the region. The call was made on African Day of School Feeding which is being celebrated for the third year in a row.

15 Feb 2018 description

The Zero Hunger Challenge emphasizes the importance of strengthening economic empowerment in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 to double small-scale producer incomes and productivity. The increasing focus on resilient markets can bring important contributions to sustainable food systems and build resilience. Participation in market systems is not only a means for people to secure their livelihood, but it also enables them to exercise agency, maintain dignity, build social capital and increase self-worth.

15 Feb 2018 description

Le programme « Zéro Faim » met l’accent sur l’importance de renforcer l’autonomisation économique et soutient l’Objectif de Développement Durable 2 qui vise à doubler les revenus et la productivité des petits producteurs. L’intérêt croissant porté sur les marchés résilients peut apporter des contributions importantes aux systèmes alimentaires durables et édifier la résilience.

03 Jan 2018 description


• Benin’s country office staffs join the movement WFP says no to gender based violence.

• Following the NGOs recruitment for monitoring and community intermediation, the country office organised training sessions for the facilitators and supervisors of the four selected NGOs.

Operational Updates

29 Dec 2017 description


  • La baisse des précipitations marque la fin de la saison agricole principale à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel.

  • Importants déficits de production de la biomasse au Sénégal, en Mauritanie et au Tchad pouvant entrainer une soudure pastorale précoce.

  • A l’exception de la Mauritanie, Liberia et Sierra Leone, la chenille légionnaire a été détectée dans l’ensemble des pays du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.

29 Dec 2017 description

Key points:

  • Rainfall deficits marks the end of the main crop season across West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Significant deficits in biomass production in Senegal, Mauritania and Chad may lead to early pastoral lean season.

  • Armyworm has been detected in all West African and Sahel countries, except Mauritania, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

12 Dec 2017 description


• After a two-year break, school’s meals activities resumed since 18 September 2017, in the 1,574 schools of the National Integrated School Meals Programme.

• The recruitment process of NGOs for the monitoring of the school meals activities is ongoing for the Country Programme (CP 200721) and the Trust Fund project (TF 201090) school meals programme.

• The prepositioning of food commodities in the schools for both CP 200721 and TF 201090 is ongoing.

Operational Updates

05 Sep 2017 description


  • The Government of Benin and WFP country office signed a four-year funds transfer agreement of XAF 27.2 billion, to implement school meals programme in 1,574 schools through an integrated approach.

  • WFP in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistic and Applied Economics is conducting the third edition of the national survey on the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA).

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

31 Jul 2017 description


  • On 2 May, a delegation from Saudi Arabia visited Benin for the donation ceremony of 30 tons of dates to WFP supported school meals programme.

  • A total of 6,424 mt of food commodities are being delivered in Niger through the supply corridor of Benin.

  • Food deliveries for the last quarter of the school year took place. WFP provides school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55 during this last trimester.

Operational Updates

01 Jun 2017 description


  • On 11 April, a high-level visit by Benin’s First Lady and the Director of Claudine Talon Foundation was conducted in the district of Ifangni lo learn more about WFP-supported school meals programme.

  • The Ministry of Education organized on 26 and 27 April, the second Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) workshop with all stakeholders (including those benefiting from WFP’s support).

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

24 Apr 2017 description


  • The Government through the Ministry of primary and basic education, in partnership with WFP Benin country office has organized the second edition of the African Schools Meals Day.

  • The third and last food deliveries for the 2016/17 school year started on 10 march 2017 for three weeks. WFP provided school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55.

Operational Updates