RPCA restricted meeting 2023

RPCA restricted meeting 2023

RPCA restricted meeting

From 12/04/23 to 14/04/23 - Paris, France and videoconference (zoom)

The latest Cadre Harmonisé analyses indicate that 42.5 million people in the Sahel and West Africa will need emergency food and nutrition assistance in June-August 2023 if appropriate actions are not taken. The restricted meeting was held from 12-14 April 2023 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The Network members reviewed the final results of the 2022-23 agropastoral season and validated the results of the Cadre Harmonisé analyses of the food and nutrition situation. Participants continued the discussions on investment policies for food systems and resilience, strengthening state leadership, agro-pastoral and food risk management instruments, and innovation governance in response to food and nutrition security challenges.



Key documents


Agro-pastoral situation

Cereal production for the 2022-2023 agropastoral season, estimated at more
than 77 million tonnes, is 6% higher than the average for the past five years and 8% higher than last year. However, per capita production is 2% lower than the average for the last five years in the Sahel and Gulf of Guinea countries. Tuber and root crop production is estimated at 212 million tonnes,
10% above the five-year average and 3% above last year. Cash crop production is also up, except for cotton, which is down 12% on last year. Fodder availability and livestock watering conditions are relatively satisfactory. However, in some areas, access remains constrained by insecurity and the limitation or even prohibition of transhumance in some countries.

Food and nutrition situation

Approximately 29.5 million people are in need of emergency food and nutrition assistance. If appropriate measures are not taken, 42.5 million people could be affected by the lean season in June-August 2023. In addition, 107.5 million people, currently under food pressure, could fall into crisis if appropriate measures are not taken, notably in Nigeria (64 million), Niger (7.3 million) and Burkina Faso (5.1 million). The nutrition crisis also persists in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad, where nearly 16.5 million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished.


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