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23 Jun 2016 description
Au Tchad, environ 2 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire, dont 400 000 personnes sous la forme sévère dans les huit régions de la bande sahélienne.
16 Jul 2015 description
The European Union is contributing €50 million and FAO €23.5 million to this initiative, which will be country-led and demand-driven, and will be applied in at least 35 countries.
02 Jul 2015 description
New report by ADB, FAO and ECOWAS sees regional integration as the best way to make the most of changing food patterns and dynamic populations in West Africa.
23 Jun 2015 description
More than $750 million is required to address the immediate challenges facing agriculture and food security in the countries and regions highlighted in this mid-year review.
11 Dec 2014 description
FAO estimates that globally 39 countries, including 29 countries in Africa, need external assistance for food due to conflict, crop failures and localized high food prices.
25 Nov 2014 description
Between January and March 2015, the crisis could reach nearly 4,2 million people and expand to Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Chad are especially affected by the crisis.
09 Nov 2014 description
According to a preliminary forecast, aggregate cereal production in 2014 will drop by 75 per cent compared to 2013. Access to food continues to be constrained by high food prices.
03 Apr 2014 description
The agricultural production of the poorest households in 2013 covered their nutritional needs only until March 2014. They now depend entirely on markets to access food.
03 Feb 2014 description
The United Nations and humanitarian partners seek $2 billion to assist more than 20 million people at risk of food insecurity in nine countries in Africa's Sahel region.
26 Aug 2013 description
The food security situation in northern Mali, northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, where coarse grain prices continue to increase, is of particular concern.
11 Jul 2013 description
Increase in output will help to replenish stocks worldwide and raise expectations for more stable markets in 2013-2014, says the Food and Agriculture Organization.
12 Dec 2012 description
During the past year, about 18.7 million people have faced food and nutrition insecurity, and more than 1 million children under five were at risk of severe acute malnutrition.
18 Oct 2012 description
Will build strong partnerships for hunger eradication 18 October 2012, Rome - Eliminating hunger in West Africa is the main objective of a new project launched by West African countries, Germany and FAO. Co-funded by the German Government and the 15-nation Economic Community of West African...
08 Oct 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS The growing season in the Sahel witnessed a regular start. Still, difficulties of access to food and seeds are noted in many countries of the subregion and 18.7 million people are facing food and nutrition insecurity. More than 1 million children under the age of five are at risk of...
08 Aug 2012 description
Strategic response framework for the 2012 food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel SUMMARY Following an alert by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme in October/November 2011 regarding a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel, FAO prepared a...
29 May 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS A new food and nutrition crisis is affecting millions of people across the Sahel Region of Western Africa this year, due to a combination of drought, high grain prices, decrease in remittances, environmental degradation, displacement of population coupled with chronic poverty and...
30 Apr 2012 description
Key Points In Mali, the food situation, already critical before the taking of the North by the rebellion, remains very uncertain Risk of deterioration to extreme food insecurity in Chad and Mauritania by June if no proper or sufficient response is provided Grain prices increased in Burkina Faso,...
18 Apr 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS A new food and nutrition crisis is affecting millions of people across the Sahel Region of Western Africa this year, due to a combination of drought, high grain prices, decrease in remittances, environmental degradation, displacement of population coupled with chronic poverty and...
09 Mar 2012 description
FAO calls for an additional $69.8 million to head off food and nutrition crisis 9 March 2012, Rome – Several countries in the Sahel region of western Africa need urgent support to prevent a full-blown food and nutrition security crisis and to protect and restore livelihoods of communities...
15 Feb 2012 description
Joint statement by United Nations agencies, the European Commission and USAID on the deteriorating situation in the Sahel. ROME – Leaders of United Nations agencies, representatives of affected governments, and major donors today called for an urgent scale up of humanitarian, rehabilitation and...