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05 Nov 2013 description
The FAO chief voiced hope that Benin, which has vast agricultural potential and water resources, could become the home of a regional food reserve that can offset shortfalls where production is weaker, such as in the arid Sahel.
18 Sep 2013 description
The latest humanitarian bulletin for West and Central Africa highlights the crisis in Northeast Nigeria and analyses the effects of rain deficits and floods in the region.
11 Sep 2013 description
In August, heavy seasonal rains caused flooding in Benin, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal. So far the extent of flooding and subsequent damage is significantly lower than last year.
10 Sep 2013 description
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Areas close to the Niger River have been flooded following heavy rains in Niger and Mali. Nearly 10,000 people have been displaced, and over 21,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed.