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• In May, with the approach of the lean season and the peak of consumption during Ramadan, demand and commercial transactions are rising strongly.
• Decline of local stocks especially for millet, sorghum and maize.
• Consumer prices are above average particularly in Mali, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.
N'Djamena du 18 - 22 juin 2018 - Le Criquet pèlerin est un ravageur redoutable en raison de l'ampleur des dégâts qu'il peut provoquer aux productions agro-sylvo-pastorales en période d'invasion et aux importantes perturbations socio-économiques et environnementales qui en découlent.
Quoi : 9ème session de la Commission FAO de de Lutte contre le Criquet Pèlerin dans la région occidentale (CLCPRO) et la 13ème réunion de son comité exécutif
Qui : Ministère de la Production, de l'Irrigation et des Equipements Agricoles et la FAO
Quand : du 18 au 22 juin 2018
Heure : 08h00 - 16h
Où : Hôtel Radisson Blu
The Sahel region is facing its worst food and nutrition crisis in years. Millions of people in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling with hunger and malnutrition.
The lean season is also known as the ‘hunger months’, meaning food scarcity, epidemics and malnutrition. This year, it started as early as March in some areas and will last until September. But if the worst affected communities don’t receive assistance now, they will struggle to survive for months to come.
La région du Sahel est confrontée à une crise exceptionnelle caractérisée par des besoins humanitaires les plus aigus depuis des années, nécessitant une intensification urgente de la réponse. Des millions de personnes au Burkina Faso, au Tchad, au Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger et au Sénégal luttent pour subvenir à leurs besoins alimentaires quotidiens et sont confrontés à une extrême vulnérabilité et à des difficultés croissantes.
The Sahel region faces an exceptional crisis with the worst humanitarian needs in years requiring an urgent scale-up of emergency response. Millions of people in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to meet their daily food needs and face extreme vulnerability and increasing hardships.
Poor rainfall in the 2017 season has sparked acute pasture and water shortages, raised food costs and caused livestock prices to plummet. Pastoralists have migrated months earlier than usual with millions of livestock in search of water and pasture.
I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.
(New York, 24 mai 2018)
(New York, 24 May 2018)
Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock released today US$30 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to urgently scale-up relief efforts in West Africa’s Sahel, where an acute drought, combined with exceptionally high food prices and worsening insecurity, has escalated humanitarian needs.
• Continuing decline in the farmer cereal supply in rural markets due to household stock exhaustion
• Launch of subsidized cereals in various countries to counter rising staple food prices
• Terms of trade continue to deteriorate for pastoralists
• Prices of millet and sorghum reaching above 20% their five year average, substitute cereals such as rice and maize starting to be affected as well as lean season approaches
• Despite increasing estimates for regional agricultural estimates production (6% above the 2016/17 level, and 14% above the five-year-average), localized production deficits affect stocks, availability and price levels;
• Commercial stock replenishment takes twice as long as usual, since producers hold on to their reserves;
• High sorghum and millet prices (+20% in average compared to previous years) and saturated livestock markets keep terms of trade unfavorable for pastoralists;
• Coarse grain prices will be above their five-year average in most countries in 2018
• Below average forage and water availability in the major livestock producing countries
• Mauritania is currently facing an impending drought crisis and its Central Bank brought into circulation the new Ougiya currency unit
• Nigeria returns to growth, but economy remains fragile
MARKET TRENDS IN THE SAHEL
Cereal production is expected to be overall average to above average in West Africa
Seasonal decline in agricultural commodity prices is expected from October onwards
Normal fodder and surface water availability has stabilized the pastoral situation throughout the Sahel
Agricultural Cereal Production Outlook looks promising
DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes the contribution, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of 250 metric tonnes of dates, worth US$ 650,000, which will give a nutritional boost to more than 130,000 hungry and vulnerable people in Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso this Ramadan season.
N'Djamena, le 5 juin 2017: Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Moussa Faki Mahamat, a visité N'Djamena, le 6 juin 2017, dans le cadre de la tournée qu'il effectue, jusqu'au 10 juin 2017, dans cinq pays de la région du Sahel.
Despite satisfying cereal availability, millet and sorghum prices increase beyond their seasonal trend in Mali and Niger due to stock depletion. The ongoing Ramadan is expected to exacerbate this rise.
Strong pasture and fodder deficit in the Sahel, particularly in Mali and Niger
Drop in livestock prices in the eastern trade Basin due to poor demand from Nigeria
Fiscal Crisis in Chad: Poor economic performance threatens national food security and regional stability
N’Djamena, 1 juin 2017 – Le Système des Nations Unies, l'Institut International de la Paix (IPI) et le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Confédération suisse (DFAE), ont organisé une rencontre de haut niveau sur le thème : « Investir dans la Paix et la Prévention de la Violence au Sahel-Sahara ».
In this issue
LCB crisis: action urged to avert famine P.1
Huge needs amid fresh clashes in CAR P.3
Gambia’s post-poll crisis response P.4
Shaping up the New Way of Working P.6
Regional epidemics highlights P.7
Regional funding update P.8
International action urged to ward off looming famine in north-east Nigeria.
In this issue
US$2.66 billion required for the Sahel P.1
Lake Chad Basin: 11 million need assistance P.3
Unrest, funding shortfalls impede CAR response P.4
Regional update on epidemics P.5
Regional humanitarian news P.7
Sahel funding update P.8
Humanitarian partners require US$2.66 billion to assist 15 million in the Sahel in 2017.