Getting Early Warning Right in the Sahel

With high food prices and low cereal outputs impacting many Sahelians, food security analysts are focusing on how to get early warning messages right.

A woman and her children in western Chad, where malnutrition rates often surpass the international emergency threshold.

InFocus

  • West Africa:  Act Now to Avoid Another Crisis, Say Aid Agencies

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 14 December 2011

    Aid agencies are warning donors to act now to avert a drought and food security crisis that could mean over 11 million people sink into further food insecurity, poverty or ... read more »

  • Senegal:  Prospects and Pitfalls Along a Great Green Wall

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 29 November 2011

    Former goat-herder Samba Ba proudly points to a row of metre-high acacia trees growing amid the fine grasses that are the only other vegetation in this part of northern Senegal's ... read more »

InFocus

  • West Africa:  Sahel the Danger Zone for Food Insecurity

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 27 October 2011

    Erratic rains and high imported rice and wheat prices against a backdrop of chronic food insecurity and malnutrition in parts of the Sahel, will leave millions of people at risk of ... read more »