News from the Department, ECOWAS, no. 02-03, March-June 2020
Published : June 2020
This double issue of the ECOWAS Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources Department newsletter informs about the Regional response action plan to the ongoing food and nutrition crisis. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ECOWAS regional emergency action plan aims at increasing the Regional Food Security Reserve response capacity and that of other reserves to 300 000 tons of food products. ECOWAS is currently mobilising some 2 190 tonnes of cereals from its Regional reserve to assist vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. Moreover, it activates and strengthens social safety nets while anticipating the threat of a possible desert locust and fall armyworm invasion.
Countries : ECOWAS area
Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Covid-19, Environment, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience, Health, Social protection
Scale : Regional (West Africa)
Langs : English, French