4th Ordinary Session of the Steering committee, conclusions and décisions
Summary record, 35th annual meeting
Published : December 2019
At the 35th annual meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA), Members focused exclusively on the agricultural, food and nutrition situation. The meeting took place in a unique and challenging context as the security crisis continues to compound food and nutrition vulnerabilities. RPCA members sounded the alarm over the critical food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa. Conflict and insecurity have escalated to unprecedented levels in parts of the Sahel. The number of food insecure people has more than doubled since 2018. Members recognised that addressing food insecurity and malnutrition in conflict-affected settings cannot be “business as usual”. They highlighted the need for humanitarian assistance, long-term development and peacebuilding activities to be aligned, highlighting the fact that this requires strong political commitment, innovative policies, tools and instruments, as well as stronger links between humanitarian and development actors. The RPCA messages have been widely echoed in the media. They have been published and translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch but also into Bambara, Sonrhai, Peulh and Tamasheq.
Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience
Scale : Regional (West Africa)
Langs : French