“The recent rise in food crises in West Africa is due to a marked fall in local food production and quality, increasing poverty, and rising food prices orchestrated by the impacts of climate change, a weak agricultural system, poorly implemented policies, a lack of well-focused interventions, and outbreaks of conflict in several countries, including Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. … The World Food Programme (2020) forecasted that more than 43 million people in West Africa are likely to be in urgent need of food assistance in the coming year. In view of this, households in the region must become resilient to the present and future impending hunger crises. Highly targeted and well-designed interventions to help beef up households’ resilience to food crises are thus crucial. This could be achieved by supporting local agricultural systems and food production in West African countries, among other measures.”

https://www.foodsecurityportal.org/sites/default/files/2021-08/Enhancing%20Resilience%20Best%20Practice.pdf

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