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

See also

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)


The ECOWAS area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis


The UEMOA area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis


Food and nutrition trends in the Sahel and West Africa, 2017-21