The ECOWAS area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis
One path towards co-ordination: the Food Crisis Prevention Network in the Sahelian countries
Published : November 1985
At the initiative of the Secretariats of CILSS and the Club du Sahel, the participants of the Food Crisis Prevention Network in the Sahel met on 23-24 October 1985 at the OECD headquarters in Paris. All agencies participating in food aid in the Sahel were represented. Participants took stock of the 1984-85 agricultural campaign. “At the end of 1985, the Sahel found itself in a very instructive situation. After a serious food shortage, a surplus crisis threatens the Sahel”, indicates the summary record. “Both crises – shortage and abundance – highlight the same problem: the weakness of food policies in the Sahelian countries, including poor control over food aid. These aspects of the same crisis made Sahelian governments and co-operation agencies somewhat helpless. There is therefore still a lot to do to prevent food crises; first, we need to learn from recent experiences”, the report concludes.
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