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Persistent conflicts, loss of agricultural land and recurrent food insecurity in the Liptako-Gourma region

Persistent conflicts, loss of agricultural land and recurrent food insecurity in the Liptako-Gourma region Download

Published : July 2020

Drawing on satellite imagery and mobile surveys (mVAM), this factual study, produced by the WFP Regional Office, presents the complexity of vulnerability in the Liptako-Gourma region from different angles. The study assesses the decrease in cultivated agricultural areas and the number of people affected by related crop losses. It estimates the prevalence of acute and chronic food insecurity in the area and analyses the level of functioning and the accessibility of markets. According to WFP projections, an additional 7.4 million people may be food insecure by the end of 2020 in these three countries as a result of Covid-19. Escalating conflict is a major challenge for people of this area. In total 3 242 security incidents have been reported since 2014 and nearly 10 000 people have died.

Organizations : WFP Regional Office

Countries : Burkina Faso, G5 Sahel area, Mali, Niger

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Covid-19, Environment, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Natural resource management, Nutrition, Health

Scale : Cross-border, Regional (West Africa)

Langs : French

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