A major threat to food security in West and Central Africa
32nd RPCA annual meeting 2016, Abuja
Hosted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and under the patronage of the Commissions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the 32nd RPCA annual meeting brought together the region’s key food and nutrition security stakeholders. Some 250 participants, including six West African ministers and many high-level representatives, participated in the event. It was the first time that a RPCA meeting took place in Nigeria, providing a timely opportunity for the Network to highlight the implementation of the Cadre harmonisé in Nigeria as one of its key achievements. There are now 16 out of 36 Nigerian states, almost half of the country, that use this tool to analyse and identify areas and populations at risk of food and nutrition insecurity.
Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat (SWAC/OECD) in collaboration with the Senegal-based Raceco group
Countries – Regions: CILSS area, ECOWAS area, Nigeria, UEMOA area
Themes: Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Resilience
Scale: National, Cross-border, Regional (West Africa)
Langs: English, French