Cereals at the Heart of a Nourishing West Africa

Cereals at the Heart of a Nourishing West Africa
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The severity and repetition of nutrition- and food-related crises in West Africa inspired ROPPA and SOS Faim to join forces to reflect and formulate proposals on how to develop cereal value chains in the region. This extensive work reflecting and analysing the situation was discussed during a workshop attended by several major farmers’ organisations in the region, which was held in Ouagadougou in November 2010. These recurrent crises clearly shine a spotlight on the risks of excessive food dependency in West Africa. Indeed, although the region’s productive economy is based largely on agriculture, the region nevertheless imports a large share of its food needs, notably cereals.

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