The West Africa Food Markets (WAFM) Programme is pleased to present the first of four quarterly reports of the food security implications of Rice, Maize, Millet, Sorghum, and Cassava value chains along the Ghana-Burkina Faso and Nigeria-Niger corridors.
Target countries generally enjoyed good weather conditions in 2017 which contributed to relatively strong crop production. Food security in Ghana is projected to remain in Cadre Harmonisé “CH” Phase 1 – Minimal throughout 2018. Most of Burkina Faso is CH Phase 1 – Minimal except for six provinces that are in CH Phase 2 – Stressed. Certain departments in Niger and states in Nigeria are affected by food insecurity due to the Boko Haram insurgency. Areas within the departments Diffa in Niger and the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in Nigeria are in CH Phase 3 – Crisis with at least two areas in northeastern Nigeria in CH Phase 4 – Emergency.