37th RPCA annual meeting
RPCA annual meeting
From 06/12/21 to 08/12/21 - Virtual meeting
The 37th RPCA annual meeting was held virtually on 6-8 December 2021 with the general theme, “Women, conflict and food and nutrition issues.” The meeting also took stock of the 2021-22 agro-pastoral campaign, the food and nutrition situation and the responses to the 2021 food crisis. It also provided an opportunity to discuss other work priorities of the Network such as innovative information-gathering and intervention instruments in multi-risk environments and hard-to-reach areas, and the third evaluation of the PREGEC Charter. Members of the Senior Experts Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (SEG-AGIR) discussed togolese best practices in building resilience.
- Summary of conclusions
- Opening remarks,by Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, SWAC Honorary President, CEO, AUDA-NEPAD
- Speech by the Minister of agriculture, CILSS coordinator, Mrs Déné-Assoum KAMOUGUÉ
- Technical anf financial partners’speech, Francesca Di Mauro
- Statement by the UNs organisation, UNICEF, WFP, FAO
- Background document: Women, conflicts and food and nutrition issues
- Effects of Covid on the livestock sector in West and Central Africa
- Pastoralism in the face of insecurity, report
- Pastoralism in the face of insecurity, synthetic report
- Policy brief 1: Mobilising against communautarisation
- Policy brief 2: Rural and pastoral crisis, the urgent need to break the vicious circle of violence
- Policy brief 3: Restoring hope and dignity to young pastoralists
- 2021/2022 season provisional figures and the regional market situation, by Sy Martial Traoré, CILSS
- International market situation, by Martin Djerandodje Naindouba, FAO, West Africa Regional Office (French)
- Acute food and nutrition insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa, by Issoufou Baoua, CILSS
- Implementation of National Response Plans (NRPs) in 2021 & responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, by Ector Sédar Houssou, CILSS (French)
- Effects of Covid-19 on vulnerability on the livestock sector, by M. Adama Traoré (APESS)
- Covid-19 in West Africa: Country & ECOWAS responses , by M. Babou Sogue (French)
- Increasing collusion between security and food issues and gender concerns, by M. Laurent Bossard, director, SWAC/OECD Secretariat
- What future for pastoralism in the face of security crisis? by Blamah Jalloh, RBM
- Survivors and heroines Women in the crisis in Burkina Faso, Jean O. Lomani Oxfam (French)
- State of implementation of Togo’s National Resilience Priorities and best practices for resilience, by Komi Essiomle, Togo, french
- SI-SAN: Overview of the findings and priorities of the roadmaps,Mahalmoudou Hamadoun, CILSS
- PREGEC innovation instruments, enhancing the effectiveness of analysis and response to food and nutrition issues, Maty Ba Dia
- Innovation of the PREGEC instruments, Maxime Thomas, SWAC/OECD Secretariat
The region has experienced two consecutive food and nutrition crises, particularly aggravated by persistent security tensions and the Covid-19 pandemic. Heavy flooding during the rainy season caused loss of life and significant material damage, particularly in Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal, and further weakened the livelihoods of the most food-insecure populations.
Food and nutrition situation
The Cadre Harmonisé results indicate that, for the third year in a row, the region must prepare for a major food and nutrition crisis in 2022. About 23.7 million people are in need of immediate food assistance and 33.4 million people could be affected during the 2022 lean season in June-August if appropriate measures are not taken.
This food and nutrition situation is aggravated by a combination of socio-economic, security and health shocks. The persistent security crisis in Liptako-Gourma and the Lake Chad Basin continues to generate large flows of internally displaced people without livelihoods. The region is home to nearly 5 million IDPs, including 2.2 million in Nigeria, 1.4 million in Burkina Faso, 0.4 million in Mali and 0.3 million in Niger.
In addition to security challenges, the region is also facing significant rainfall challenges at the end of the season, leading to a drop in regional cereal production, particularly in the Sahelian countries.
Senior experts group (SEG-AGIR)
Members of the Senior Experts Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (SEG-AGIR) discussed Togo’s experience in building resilience.
In the medias
- Agri-mutuel: Afrique de l’OSahel La faim s’aggrave avec les violences armées,(french)
- Deutsche Welle: L’insécurité préoccupe le G5 Sahel
- Africanews: Le rôle de l’insécurité dans la crise alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest (french)
- Commodafrica: Les éleveurs ouest-africains ne sont pas malades de la Covid-19 mais sont déstructurés par les mesures (french)
- La libre Afrique: Afrique de l’Ouest Sahel, la crise alimentaire s’aggrave avec les violences armées (french)
- El Watan: La faim s’aggrave avec les violences armées (french)
- African Manager: L’effet de l’insécurité sur la crise alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest (french)