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Food crisis prevention in the Sahel. Ten years of networking experience: 1985-1995

Food crisis prevention in the Sahel. Ten years of networking experience: 1985-1995 Download

Published : December 1995

Produced on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Food Crisis Prevention Network in the Sahel, this document analyses the evolution of food crisis prevention and management systems since 1985. It focuses on food security policies, information systems, food security consultation and co-ordination efforts and improved food aid management. “Food crisis prevention appears to be one of the main innovations in food policies during the past decade”, indicates the document. However, the Network and the Sahelian region must address many new challenges. The document highlights three new priorities for the Network: 1) raise awareness of donors and States about the need to make food crisis prevention mechanisms sustainable, particularly woth a view to ensuring effective and sustainable monitoring; 2) play an active role in the analysis of new risks of food security and possible responses, by bringing the state of the debate to the attention of Sahelian officials and co-operation agencies; 3) develop methods to identify new latent risks. “The prevention of new forms of food crises implies taking greater account of the populations’ adaptation strategies to the various factors affecting household income and access to food, particularly in urban areas”, the report concludes.

Authors : Johny Egg and Jean-Jacques Gabas

Countries : Burkina Faso, Chad, CILSS area, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : French

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