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Food Security and Nutrition Bulletin for the Sahel and West Africa

  • Special Report
  • West Africa
  • February 28, 2014
Food Security and Nutrition Bulletin for the Sahel and West Africa

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    Key Messages
    • In general, food stock levels are average throughout the region, and household stocks continue to be the main source of food for most rural households. However, in deficit-production areas of Niger and Chad, stocks have been depleted and households are currently meeting their food needs through market purchases.
    • Market supplies of local cereals remain satisfactory. Prices in February 2014 have fallen compared to the same time last year but are still above the five-year average, particularly for millet and sorghum in the eastern marketing basin. Expected price increases could limit food access for poor households in deficit-production areas of the Sahel beginning in April.
    • Livestock supply remains average with increasing supply levels in localized areas. Prices remain stable although they will likely decline starting in April as livestock body conditions deteriorate and as households start requiring additional income to access food. This could have a negative impact on poor households’ livelihoods. The full text of this report is being translated to English.
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