Food and nutrition situation in Nigeria 

Of the 9.6 million people in need of food and nutrition assistance in the Sahel and West Africa (March-May 2017), some 7.1 million live in Nigeria: 3.2 million in Borno State, 800 000 in Adamawa State and 600 000 in Yobe State and the rest in other northern states. Some 44 000 more Nigerians currently face the threat of famine, mostly in Borno State. If urgent humanitarian assistance does not reach the zones that are still inaccessible, this number is likely to increase to 50 000 people by June-August 2017. Today, beyond the issues of funding, the key challenges are the protection and access of humanitarian actors to Boko Haram-controlled territories. Authorities have a month to two-month window to avert a famine in the non-accessible areas. Download



Restricted RPCA meeting, Paris, 10-12 April 2017

RPCA Members reviewed the final results of the 2016-17 agro-pastoral campaign, analysed the food and nutrition situation and made some recommendations. The meeting also served as a framework to assess the progress of implementing the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR), and to discuss the reforms needed to increase the Network’s impact on decision-making. Find out +



32nd RPCA annual meeting

Hosted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 12-14 December in Abuja, the 32nd RPCA annual meeting brought together the region’s key food and nutrition security stakeholders. Some 250 participants, including six West African ministers and many high-level representatives, participated in the event. It was the first time that a RPCA meeting took place in Nigeria, providing a timely opportunity for the Network to highlight the implementation of the Cadre harmonisé in Nigeria as one of its key achievements. There are now 16 out of 36 Nigerian states, almost half of the country, that use this tool to analyse and identify areas and populations at risk of food and nutrition insecurity. 


Resilience in Burkina Faso

This WARI magazine (TV5 Monde, July 2016) takes stock of progress made in the implementation of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) in Burkina Faso. The magazine illustrates that resilience building is nothing new and that many resilience projects are already being implemented on the ground. Strong political will was key to make quick progress in the implementation of AGIR. More than half of identified priority projects are already financed. Some partners explicitly aligned their country-specific programming with AGIR priorities, acknowledging the usefulness of the NRP document.

A Sahel-West Africa success story

The SWAC Secretariat, in collaboration with ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS and with the financial support of the European Commission, produced a film dedicated to the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA). The objective is to raise awareness about the success of the Network, which for 30 years has been engaged in the fight against food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel and West Africa. Placed under the political leadership of ECOWAS and UEMOA and drawing on the diversity of its Members, the Network is putting all their efforts together to achieve the goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.Blog post

Call for Tender 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on behalf of the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF) based in Lomé; and with the financial support of the French Development Agency (AFD), launched a “Final Evaluation of and Knowledge Development on Innovative Operations in Favour of Food Security and nutrition in West Africa” financed by PASANAO. It is looking for regional technical consultancy firms, based in the ECOWAS area. The deadline for submitting proposals is 20 April 2017. Find out + 

 

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