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Food and nutrition situation in West Africa

RPCA restricted meeting, 8-9 April 2021

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Maps & Facts

Food and Nutrition Crisis 2020: Analyses & Responses

The food and nutrition crisis of 2020 will be remembered as one of the most serious in recent decades. Behind the figures that the reader will come across in this brochure there are lives at risk, women in distress, and children whose stunted growth is compromising their prospects of leading a dignified life.

Photo: K. Sulaimon/AFP

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Employment opportunities for women and youth in the food sector

SWAC conducted a survey of 700 producers, processors, traders as well as youth and women in the Niayes region in Senegal in order to produce new data and to better understand the local food economy and employment dynamics in the region.The final report will be available in 2021 and the first results are presented here.

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How is life in your city?

We surveyed more than 4 000 young people across 17 countries and 27 cities in West Africa and the Sahel to find out how they feel about their cities. Here are the first results.

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Current events

Fact Sketching

The Fact Sketching series is produced in collaboration with Cartooning for Peace. Each month, a drawing accompanied by a text offers an alternative look at what is at stake in the Sahel and West Africa.

Image: GLEZ/Cartooning for Peace

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Global virus, local realities

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is unfolding as the region faces a food crisis of exceptional magnitude and high levels of insecurity. This webpage features updated data, analyses and articles on the situation.

Image: Tabassy Baro

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Food and nutrition security

Image: Julia Wanjiru

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Food systems

Image: Ruth McDowall

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Cities and urbanisation

Image: Daouda Corera

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