Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
21 October 2014

The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of  humanitarian concern.

This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts to highlight changes in the progression of the agricultural season that may be of concern. This analysis is also presented in Power Point and report format.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 September 2014

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availability international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
5 March 2014

La période de soudure pastorale va commencer plus tôt que d’habitude dans certaines zones du Sahel suite au dessèchement des pâturages et la baisse du niveau des points d’eau d’abreuvement. Les zones les plus affectées correspondent aux régions qui ont connu un déficit de pluviométrie en 2013 au Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger, au Sénégal et au Tchad.
En Afrique de l’Ouest, les marchés des trois bassins commerciaux sont bien approvisionnés en céréales et leurs prix sont stables, voire en baisse dans la plupart des marchés par rapport à décembre 2013. Cette tendance des marchés de la région est concomitante à la tendance à la baisse des prix des céréales observée dans le marché international, en particulier pour le blé et le riz, principales céréales importées dans la région.
La situation de la sécurité alimentaire dans la région commence à se dégrader, surtout dans des pays comme le Sénégal et la Mauritanie où les dernières enquêtes réalisées confirment les risques de soudure précoce et une situation alimentaire difficile pour les ménages pauvres.
Pour 2014, le secteur sécurité alimentaire à travers le Plan humanitaire de réponse stratégique Sahel 2014-16 compte fournir un appui à 11,8 millions de personnes en insécurité alimentaire sur les 20,2 millions que compte la région. Pour cela, la mobilisation de 838 millions de dollars américians (USD) est nécessaire pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire des ménages les plus vulnérables au Sahel. Des financements précoces (avant fin avril 2014) sont nécessaires pour les ménages déjà en insécurité alimentaire, pour les interventions relatives à la préparation de la saison agricole principale et de la période de soudure pastorale.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2013

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availability international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Coping Strategies, Emergency Assessments, Food Consumption, Monitoring, Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
10 July 2013

The Rapid Food Security Assessment has been conducted by WFP, FAO, staff from the Ministry of Agriculture, National Institute of Statistics (INE) and the National Agency for Cashew (ANCA), in June, in 7 regions of the country (only Bolama Bijagós and SAB were not visited). The strategy was based on focus group discussions with communities, interviews with key informers and interview of households through questionnaires, covering 25 villages, 25 focus groups and 125 households. Main conclusions were that more than 80% of the households confirmed benefiting from cashew revenues, and that 2012/2013 cashew crop was lower when compared to previous years. In 2013, the purchase price of one kilo of cashew was between 100-150 CFA francs against 300-350CFA francs in 2011 and 2012. According to data collected during the mission, the average price of cashew was 112 CFA francs against 300 CFA francs in 2012, hence the decrease rounds 63 %. The terms of trade have also deteriorated: 1 kg of cashew nuts was exchanged against 1 kg of rice in 2011 and 2012, but in 2013, 1 kg of rice is exchanged against 3 kg of cashew nuts. The Communities informed the mission in all visited regions that the traders have interrupted the purchase of cashew since end of May. Approximately 38% of the cashew is still unsold. The failure of 2012-2013 cashew crop production had an impact on the availability of local cereal production. According to collected data, only 8% of the communities have cereals stocks to cover their needs for one month and half; 48% of communities have cereal stocks to cover one month of food consumption and 44% of communities have stocks to cover just one month. The communities who will not cover more than one month of their needs will be in severe food insecurity, starting July 2013. In respect to the Food Consumption Score (FSC), the results show that 37% of household do not have an acceptable food consumption score which means that they do not have a balanced diet. The geographical analysis shows that the region of Quinara, Biombo, Cacheu and Oio have the highest percentage of poor and borderline food consumption score. The combination of these factors (poor harvest, low purchase price and interruption of cashew purchase), high percentage of households with poor and borderline food consumption score and the households coping strategies will certainly deteriorate the food security situation of rural households during the next 3 months.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
29 January 2013

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availability international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2011

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availabily, international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2011

Guinea Bissau - Sistema de seguimento da seguranca alimentar, 2011

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2008

The study was conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Directorate of Agricultural Statistics Service (DSEA) with technical and financial support from World Food Programme (WFP).

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2008

This bulletin provides members of the regional-level Food Security and Nutrition and decision-makers in West Africa with an overview of the food security situation, including the impliaction of international and sub-regional market trends. On West African ma