35.8 million face lean season food crisis in West Africa and Sahel

The alert comes as new data from the region indicated that almost 36 million people are expected to be acutely food insecure by the time next year’s lean season comes round. This is usually in June, July and August, but it could start as early as March. This...

Building food systems resilience in the West African Sahel

By Harun Cicek, Lauren Dietermann and Miguel de Porras from FiBL The West African Sahel is at the frontline of climate change with severe land degradation, water scarcity and soil erosion problems that are expected to...

Africa’s “Green Wall” also makes economic sense

However, a study by the University of Bonn shows that this does not apply to all regions in the Sahel Fifteen years ago, the African Union decided on an ambitious program: degraded ecosystems in parts of the Sahel are to be successively restored in order to secure...

FAO Warns of Desert Locust Invasion in West Africa

FAO Warns of Desert Locust Invasion in West Africa The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has warned of the possible invasion of desert locust in the West African Sub-region. The agency assured that it will guarantee full implementation of...