Biomass production anomaly at the end of the rainy season, October 2019

Published : November 2020

While biomass was in generally good supply across the countries of the Gulf of Guinea, it was scarce in Sahelian countries. Some regions in Nigeria (Adamawa, Central zone, Northern zone, Southern zone) also crossed the warning threshold. The situation was worse in Mauritania and Senegal, which suffered from serious biomass shortages for the fourth consecutive year. An analysis by ACF, GNAP and RBM in February 2020, showed that soils in 84% of southern Mauritania and 49.6% of northern Senegal are bare, with no grass for grazing. In addition, wildfires destroyed the scarce viable grazing land, thus exacerbating the vulnerability of pastoral households.

Countries : Mauritania, Nigeria, Region, Senegal

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Food security, Livestock & Pastoralism, Natural resource management, Resilience, Water

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English, French

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 27.3 million of people in crisis phase ( 3-5), March-may 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 33.4 million people expected to face crisis or worse (phase 3-5) June-Aug 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 23.7 million people in crisis phase (3-5), Oct-Dec


ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)


Acutely-food insecure people in the UEMOA area (phase 3-5)