Food security

The Thirteenth issue of your Quarterly Information Bulletin ECOWAP NEWS is now available

Quarterly Information Bulletin ECOWAP NEWS

The multiple shocks arising from climate change, civil insecurity linked to terrorism and the large number of internally displaced people in several countries continue to exacerbate the region's food and nutrition situation. The gloomy picture painted by the December 2023 Harmonised Framework figures indicates that the number of people in need of food assistance could reach 44.4 million (+4% compared to the same period in 2023) during the next lean season between June and August 2024.

Facing this challenge, we shall all increase efforts in the implementation of the various initiatives underway and those to come. I salute the dedication of all agricultural development stakeholders in the countries and at regional level, our financial partners as well as political decision-makers for the measures taken to avoid the region sinking into a severe food crisis.

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