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Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management (PREGEC Charter)

Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management (PREGEC Charter) Download

Published : December 2012

In response to the Sahel’s severe droughts, the region adopted a Charter to improve the co-ordination and effectiveness of food aid in 1990. This code of good conduct has revolutionised co-operation between beneficiary countries and their partners. In particular, it has helped reduce in-kind food aid that often disrupted the local food economy. Current food crises are more complex and multi-faceted than in the past. The region’s population has doubled. Nearly half of the West Africans live in urban areas. And global markets have an increasingly important role to play. The Charter has been revised so that it can adapt to the region’s profound transformations. In 2012, the 17 States of the region and their partners adopted the Charter for the Prevention and Management of Food Crises – also called  PREGEC Charter. The PREGEC Charter addresses the root causes of food crises. It now covers all of the region’s countries and integrates new stakeholders including NGOs and the private sector. The Charter calls on signatories to strengthen information systems and dialogue platforms, and to ensure that interventions are coherent.

 

 

Countries : Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, CILSS area, Côte d'Ivoire, ECOWAS area, G5 Sahel area, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, UEMOA area

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Nutrition, Resilience, SDGs, Social protection

Scale : Local, National, Regional (West Africa), Global

Langs : English

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