Sahel 2012: Sector performance indicators - Agriculture, January - May 2012


FAO Sahel response

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been working with its partners since October 2011 to reduce food insecurity in the Sahel region through improved preparedness for and effective response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies.
FAO has co-led, together with OCHA, WFP, UNICEF and ACF, on behalf of the Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG), the preparation of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Strategy for the Sahel “Preparation for a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel and neighbouring countries”, launched on 15 December 2011 and updated on 6 February 2012. Within this existing IASC framework, FAO, in support of national governments and in collaboration with other humanitarian agencies, has prepared a Regional Response Programme to the Food and Nutrition Crisis in the Sahel. This document is in line with the national action plans and the Interagency Consolidated Appeals (CAPs) 2012 launched in several countries of the Sahel region. It defines FAO’s priority response interventions, linking action in a continuum from emergency to recovery and development, focusing on protecting, restoring and building resilient livelihoods of vulnerable farmers and herders.

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