Hulling cowpea in Senegal © C. Dangléant, CIRAD

Information for food security - ISA

What kind of information and sharing and support mechanisms are required for public policy makers, particularly in order to address food insecurity in West Africa?

Food insecurity affects vulnerable people in both rural and urban areas. It depends on the accessibility of food goods (which itself depends on agricultural output), climate risks, market functioning and consumer income levels. More detailed, precise and better quality data on a territorial scale will make it possible to inform those in charge of drafting and implementing public policy on food insecurity.


Burkina Faso

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Hydraulic Installations (MAAH)
  • Institut de l'environnement et de recherches agricoles (INERA)
  • University of Ouagadougou
  • Institut supérieur d’études spatiales et des télécommunications (lSESTEL)


  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)


  • Institut d'économie rurale (IER)
  • University of Social Sciences and Management, Bamako


  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique du Niger (lNRAN)

West Africa

  • Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS)