Prepared on the basis of contributions from Network Members, this newsletter presents a consensual analysis of the food and nutrition situation in West Africa and the Sahel. Formerly known under the name "NISA" (Information Note on Food Security), the paper now includes a section on Network activities, which aims to promote activities of our Members and provide information on the Network's main areas of work.
RPCA Policy Notes
Conclusions of the RPCA annual and restrictive meetings are synthesised in a policy note. Targeting policy makers (West African states, regional organisations and technical/financial partners) and civil socity organisations, this policy note highlights recommendations with a view to facilitating decision-making to prevent and better manage possible food crises.
RPCA Summary of Conclusions
- Restricted RPCA meeting, Paris, France, 13-15 April 2016 | summary of conclusions
- Restricted RPCA meeting, Lomé, Togo, 2-4 March 2015 | summary of conclusions
- Restricted RPCA meeting, Paris, France, 14-16 April 2014 | summary of conclusions
- Restricted RPCA meeting, Paris, France, 8-9 April 2013 | summary of conclusions
- Restricted RPCA meeting, Paris, France, 12-13 April 2012 | summary of conclusions
Terms of Reference
This mapping study aims to increase the capacity of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) with respect to its original mission to provide a platform for convergence, co-ordination and synergies. It will identify and geo-localise ongoing food security, nutrition and resilience interventions in the Sahel and West Africa region. Information will be made available via an online database and mapping tool.
Ebola: Lessons from Guinea
Interview with Ms Jacqueline Sultan, Guinean Minister of Agriculture
"This crisis has been a huge lesson, learned through a great deal of pain obviously. This is an unexpected event that we had no knowledge of, a completely new disease for us. We thought it was something that could happen only in Central Africa, and suddenly it was discovered in West Africa, with all of the hysteria and misconceptions that come with it. […] The partners came, each with their methodology, each with their approach, and there was no co-ordination. There were three different responses in three countries that were suffering the same epidemic. […] We would have liked to have AGIR to better co-ordinate a common response, an alliance whose main purpose would be to react to such crises by providing a unifying framework for action."
Interview led by Julia Wanjiru, Lomé, 4 March 2015, > read the interview