Mobilisation of the ECOWAS Regional Food Security Reserve

Published : November 2020

In 2020, ECOWAS has provided humanitarian assistance to member states most affected by food and nutrition insecurity by mobilising its Regional Food Security Reserve. The cereal provided was produced by smallholders in the region. The Reserve was mobilised in favour of vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria on two levels:

  • Mobilisation of USD 1 million from the ECOWAS Humanitarian Emergency Fund
  • Mobilisation of an additional EUR 2 million for contingencies under the EU West Africa Food Security Storage Support Project, to increase food assistance to the targeted countries by releasing more stocks from the Reserve

Countries : ECOWAS area

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Covid-19, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience, Social protection

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

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)