|Western Sahel Region|
USAID, Famine Early Warning System (FEWS.net)
The meeting was held to plan how the region could achieve poverty reduction and food security by 2015. Solutions included renewed focus on agricultural production with investments in improved seeds, agricultural supplies, and farm equipment so farmers can increase their food crops. It also includes "productivity and diversification as well as household incomes, with focus on small holders and vulnerable groups. ...address[ing] pervasive gender inequalities, the marginalization of minority groups as well as the inequalities between territories, areas and countries."
For more see: “West Africa: Adressing Food Crisis,” The Africa Report, 22 February 2012.