ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)
Biomass production anomaly at the end of the rainy season, October 2020
Published : November 2020
Biomass production in the Sahelian strip has now recovered. The heavy rains in July/August 2020 had a positive impact on biomass production. Nearly all countries of the Sahelian strip reached a surplus of biomass production compared to 2019 levels. This is good news for pastoralists who can expect a shorter pastoral lean season. However, there were once again significant biomass deficits in Mauritania and parts of Burkina Faso. The renewal or reconstitution of herds takes time. A single good year will not be sufficient to help recover dry spots in Mauritania and Senegal.
Countries : Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Region, Senegal
Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Environment, Food security, Livestock & Pastoralism, Natural resource management, Water
Scale : Regional (West Africa)
Langs : English