Sahel and West Africa: food and nutrition situation 2020-21
Published : December 2020
This snapshot provides an overview of the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa region and the outlook for 2021. For the second consecutive year, the region must prepare for a major food and nutrition crisis in 2021. Some 16.7 million people require immediate food assistance, including 9.2 million people in northern Nigeria. About 1 million people face an emergency situation (October-December 2020). The number of acutely food-insecure people could increase to 23.6 million during the next lean season (June-August 2021), reaching a new record high.
Authors : SWAC/OECD Secretariat
Countries : Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, CILSS area, Côte d'Ivoire, ECOWAS area, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Region, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, UEMOA area
Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience
Scale : Regional (West Africa)
Langs : English, French