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Media contact: Julia Wanjiru, skype: wanjiruju2; phone: +33 (0)1 45249242


Obsesity, a growing challenge for West Africa (French), Le Monde Afrique, 18 October 2018

What hope for peace in Mali? OECD Observer, September 2018

In Africa, urban sprawl is phagocyting the rural settlement patterns (French), Libération, 5 September 2018

Mali: tensions ahead of elections, RFI English, 26 July 2018

Debate on cross-border co-operation in West Africa, RFI, 17 July 2018

Media report for the Seminar on Cross-Border Development in the Sahel, 3-4 July 2018

Sahelian women, both central and marginal, Ideas4Development, 25 June 2018

Members appoint new SWAC President and discuss work priorities for 2019-20, 19 June 2018

Media report of the RPCA meeting (French), 16-18 April 2018 

Herders vs Farmers: Resolving deadly conflict in the Sahel and West Africa, OECD Insights, April 2018

Question A: Sy Martial Traoré on the market situation, Ouest-TV, April 2018

Question A: Sidi Gueye Niang on the secodn Charter evaluation, Ouest-TV, April 2018

Focus on the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, TV5 Monde/WARI, April 2018

Les membres du RPCA réfléchissent à la prévention des crises alimentaires, RFI, 18 avril 2018

La Maison du paysan, Niger, WARI programme, TV5 Monde, 15 March 2018

Why Africa’s poor pay high prices, Economist, 15 March 2018

Au Sahel, le discours et la méthode, Le Monde Afrique, 13 March 2018 (French)

Gender equality in West Africa? The key role of social norms, OECD Development Matters, 8 March 2018

Tackling discriminatory social norms would benefit West African economies, says new OECD study, press release, 7 March 2018

Food prices must drop in Africa: How can this be achieved?, OECD Development Matters, 9 February 2018

Eradicating hunger and malnutrition in the Sahel and West Africa: If you want to go far, go together, (French), Politorbis, no. 66, Swiss Development Co-operation, 02/2018



Media Report of the Sahel and West Africa Week 2017 | All articles and videos

Interview with Mr Laurent Bossard: The food economy is and will remain the main source of employment in West Africa, L'événement précis, 10 December 2017

WARI Magazine on the 33rd RPCA annual meeting and the food and nutrition situation, TV5Monde, December 2017

Question A: Laurent Bossard, Ouest-TV, December 2017

Geography matters: a territorial approach to food and nutrition security, OECD Observer, 4 December 2017

Is rural migration in Africa the path towards development?, RFI - Eco d'ici Eco d'ailleurs, radio podcast with Laurent Bossard, 11 November 2017 (French)

WARI Magazine on the 2nd evaluation of the PREGEC Charter,  TV5Monde, November 2017

Question A: Sibiri Jean Zoundi, Ouest-TV, October 2017

Morocco: Africa is the future, African Business, June 2017 (French)

Bridging Nigeria’s food divide is a global challenge, OECD Yearbook, June 2017

Africa: Wars and famine, France Culture, radio podcast with Laurent Bossard, 27 May 2017 (French)

The food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, Wari magazine, TV5Monde, 20 April 2017

West Africa: family agriculture to ensure food security, RFI, 12 April 2017

"Big data" in support of agriculture in West Africa, RFI, 11 April 2017

ECOWAS: is the level of intra-regional trade as low as official estimates suggest?, interview with Laurent Bossard, Forbes Afrique, March 2017 (French)

The cost of high food prices in West Africa, Rural 21, 21 March 2017

Girls robbed of their childhood in the Sahel (French), Le Monde Afrique, 7 March 2017 

Gender equality in West Africa: Actions speak louder than talk, OECD Insights blog, 8 March 2017 

Six key challenges to improving nutrition through social protection in the Sahel and West Africa, OECD Development Matters, 14 February 2017

Borders and Networks: The Forgotten Elements of Development, OECD Insights, 17 January 2017



West Africa’s diet transformation: Will the region capitalise on its changing food demand?, OECD Insights blog, 15 December 2016

Burkina Faso: Resilience building is underway, OECD Development Matters, 14 December 2016

Towards a Better Understanding of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR), OECD Insights Blog, 12 December 2016

Regional before global: A value chain approach to industrialisation in West AfricaBridges Africa, 22 November 2016

Time to connect the dots on urbanization and women and girls, DEVEX, 20 October 2016

Mapping West African trade networks, Brookings, 10 October 2016

Cities, which are growing at full speed, will be an opportunity for Africa provided that…, Le Monde Afrique, 28 September 2016 (French)

Where cities can take AfricaOECD Observer, September 2016

African cities for development, OECD Observer special to the 16th International Economic Forum on Africa, September 2016

The climate scientist and the teacherOECD Insights, 26 August 2016

Sahel: Remove barriers and create a common groundInterview with Laurent Bossard, The Broker, 25 August 2016

The main sector of economic activity in West Africa consists of feeding its population, OECD Insights, 11 July 2016

"No, it is possible to stop desertification", Interview with Sibiri Jean Zoundi, TV5 Monde, 20 June 2016

Saharo-Sahelian Terrorisme in West Africa, La Diplomatie, Special Issue, April-May 2016 (French)

AGIR: Resilience, a buzzword or a long-term commitment?, OECD Development Matters, 4 May 2016

Africa and the OECD, Interview with OECD Deputy Secretary-General Doug Frantz, Ouest-TV, 16 April 2016

WARI Magazine on the Food Crisis Prevention Network, 13-15 April 2016, TV5 Monde (French)

What future for African cities? Le Grand Débat, Africa No1, 28 March 2016

Africapolis: Measuring Urbanisation Dynamics in West Africa, OECD Insights, 21 March 2016

Facing the expansion of Daesh in Libya and risks of destabilisation of the Sahel region, military action can not be the sole response, by Serge Michailof, DiploWeb, 21 February 2016 (French)

Eco d'ici, Eco d'ailleurs, Jean-Marie Cour, Eco-demographer, 6 February 2016 (French)

West Africa: Security crisis and food crisisOECD Insights, 6 January 2016

Insecurity, a driver of food insecurity in the Sahel, Le Monde Afrique, January 2016 (French)



WARI magazine on the 31st RPCA annuel meeting, 14-15 December 2015 (French)

Moving beyond agriculture: It’s food that matters, OECD Insights, 4 December 2015

Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu, neglected areas in Mali's developmentJeune Afrique, 23 November 2015 (French)

Can cross-border co-operation be a tool for the stabilisation and development of Mali and its northern regions?, OECD Insights, 22 October 2015

Pour la reconstruction des régions du nord du MaliLe Monde Afrique, 21 October 2015 (French)

Food Security: A film dedicated to the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) tells a Sahel and West Africa success story, AfDB West Africa blog, 16 October 2015

Building resilient societies and breaking the cycle of rural poverty in the Sahel and West Africa region, OECD Insights, 16 October 2015

Eating soup with a knife: Confronting warfare in the Sahara, OECD Observer, October 2015

Changing demographics pulling up agricultureECDPM Great Insights Magazine, June/July 2015 (French)

Challenges for the transformation of West Africa's agricultural systems, Grain de Sel, June 2015 (French)

Togo, an unchanging electoral geography, Le Monde Afrique, 11 May 2015 (French)

Nigeria's presidential elections: Nigeria is the winner, West Africa too!, OECD Insights Blog, 10 April 2015 | Spanish, Casa Africa blog



Building peace in the Sahel, a regional perspective, ECDPM Great Insights, 4 December 2014

Africa No1 Podcast "Le Grand Débat"1 December 2014 (French)

E‌bola does not stop at the border, September 2014 

Family farms play a central role in food security, May 2014 (French)

Eco d'Ici, Eco d'ailleurs, April 2014 (French)

Ending hunger: the West African exampleRFI, April 2014 (French)


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