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31 Dec 2012 description
report Protection Cluster

Situation politique et sécuritaire

28 Dec 2012 description

Key messages:

• In West Africa, food prices were stable or decreased in November as staple food availability continued to improve with the ongoing marketing season. Some earlier-­than-­anticipated price increases occurred in region’s urban centers and structurally-­deficit zones due to limited commodity flows from surplus­producing areas.

21 Dec 2012 description
  1. CONTEXT

Côte d'Ivoire is now considered to be in a post-crisis phase but faces a serious gap in the provision of essential services between the phasing out of humanitarian aid and the phasing in of long term development assistance.

14 Dec 2012 description

Above-average harvests, with high prices persisting

KEY MESSAGES

  • Total cereal production by Sahelian and West African countries for the 2012/2013 growing season is estimated at 57,318,000 metric tons. Even without data for Burkina Faso, this puts production up by 13 percent from last year and 18 percent from the five-year average.

13 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN

LOME, 13 December 2012 (IRIN) - The spread of viral hepatitis in Togo, where there is little awareness of the disease and most people discover by chance that they are infected, is causing concern, says the Save Africa from Hepatitis Society (ASADH), which is working with the Health Ministry to combat the disease.

No country-wide survey has yet been conducted to establish an official prevalence rate for hepatitis in Togo because the disease is not one of 10 priority diseases identified by the Togolese government, so there is no national programme against it.

12 Dec 2012 description

GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 1 December, the total number of Malian refugees in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Togo and Guinea is 155,187 persons. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis is estimated at 198,558. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 353,745 persons.

12 Dec 2012 description
The Gulf of Guinea: The New Danger Zone - French version

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

07 Dec 2012 description

This summary note is an excerpt from the chapter on Togo that will appear in the peer-reviewed IFPRI monograph, West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis.

The research, produced in collaboration with scientists from the countries studied, is based on scenarios from economic global climate change models, and takes into account estimates of each country’s economic and population growth. Each study includes a set of policy recommendations.

07 Dec 2012 description

06-12-2012 Feature

Whether disabled as a result of a road-traffic accident or marked by polio or diabetes, three men and one woman, like hundreds of Togolese people, have had to fight to regain their dignity and to hold their heads high. People living with disabilities face the same, painful challenge: how can they overcome limited resources to regain their mobility?

07 Dec 2012 description

Information Portal will Make Available Research, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Projects Across the Continent

Nairobi, 06 December 2012 - From managing coastal erosion, to tackling pressures on food supply, a new initiative launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will aim to support communities across Africa in adapting to the impacts of climate change.

The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network will serve as a hub for knowledge, research, successful initiatives, and collaborative partnerships on climate change adaptation.

29 Nov 2012 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

14 Nov 2012 description

GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 1 November, the total number of Malian refugees in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Algeria, Togo and Guinea is 208,306 persons. The new figure of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis is estimated at 203,843. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 412,149 persons.

05 Nov 2012 description
report ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Commission has launched an "ambitious programme" to promote food self-sufficiency and reduce food import into the region by 40 percent over the next three years, Vice-President of the Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh has said.

01 Nov 2012 description
  • Tropical Storm Murjan brings heavy rains and flash flooding to northern Somalia.

  • Flooding continues across portions of Nigeria and Ghana as heavy rains impact the region.

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form in Niger and Mali. Swarms are expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

31 Oct 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 292/2012
30 October 2012 [Lagos - Nigeria]

30 Oct 2012 description
report Government of Togo

Le Togo va recevoir 39 millions de dollars du Fonds GAFSP (Programme pour l’agriculture mondiale et la sécurité alimentaire) et de la SFI (Société financière internationale, Groupe Banque mondiale) afin de soutenir la production de riz, de maïs et de manioc à travers la mise a disposition de variétés de semences améliorées, d'une assistance technique pour les petits agriculteurs, et d’une meilleure accessibilité à des crédits abordables pour les petits exploitants.

29 Oct 2012 description
report IRIN

LOME, 29 octobre 2012 (IRIN) - Les récentes protestations des groupes d'opposition togolais et les sévères mesures de répression mises en place par les forces de sécurité ont défini le cadre d'une lutte intense pour des réformes dans un pays dirigé par un père et son fils depuis 45 ans.