At least 15 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity in the Sahel
FAO called Friday for urgent action to support farmers and herders caught in a cycle of recurring food crises in the Sahel region of western Africa. Agropastoralists in the Sahel face mounting challenges from drought, cereal and fodder crop declines, environmental degradation, high food prices, and chronic poverty. Cereal outputs have fallen an average of 25% in the past year.
The response includes assistance with planting and harvesting, targeting nutrition education for women with children, and reinforcement of food security information and early warning systems. Regional coordination of multiple humanitarian organizations presents a more integrated approach to addressing the crisis.
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