Permanent Interstate Committee for Drougth control in the Sahel
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  • Burkina Faso
  • Cap Vert
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Gambie
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  • Guinée Bissau
  • Mali
  • Mauritanie
  • Niger
  • Sénégal
  • Tchad
  • Togo

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AGRHYMET Newsletter
Newsletter Mars 2017

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Atlas of the West African Landscapes

MESA Newsletter
April 2016

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GCCA Newsletter
Newsletter June 2014 to December 2014



5th Forum on The Seasonal Forecast of The Agro-hydro-climatic Characteristics for The Sudano-Sahelian Region: A season with total rainfall amounts exceeding the 1981-2010 averages, normal to late start, average to long dry spells, late to normal end, and above to near average flows in the major rivers is expected for most of the sudano-sahelian belt of West Africa and Chad

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2COMMUNIQUÉ on the Final Results of the 2017-2018 Agro-pastoral Season and the Food and Nutrition Situation in the Sahel and West Africa, 26 to 26 may, Ouagadougou. For the Gulf of Guinea 2018 long rainy season, total rainfall amounts are expected to be roughly equivalent to or more than the averages calculated over the 1981-2010 period, the onset of the rainy season is expected be earlier than usual, and the river flows may reach or exceed the averages in most coastal basins.

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2018 Forum on the Seasonal Forecasts of the Agro-hydro-climatic Characteristics in the Gulf of Guinea Countries (PRESAGG).Applications to Disaster Risk Reduction,05th to 09th of March 2018, Lomé, Togo. “A food and nutritional situation severely deteriorating in parts of the Sahelian belt”.

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Call for applications to the International Training Workshop on « Agrometeorological Services for agriculture and water use». In the framework of the project " Training Program for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture (PACC / RRC)", AGRHYMET, the Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are organizing a training workshop entitled "Agrometeorological Services for agriculture and water use" which will be implented in two phases (online and face to face
Applications must reach the ARC no later than December 21st, 2017 at 12.30 pm electronically at the following addresses:;;

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Communiqué on the half-term assessment of the 2017-18 agro-pastoral campaign and the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa. Bamako, 29 November 2017. « A mixed end to the campaign in the Sahel with the prospect of an early and very difficult lean season in the pastoral zones of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Senegal and particularly Mauritania »

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A mission from Cameroon Ministry of Economy, Planning and Territory Development visited the 18 september 2017. Good prospects for partnership in the fields of information and training.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.Take a look at West Africa now, USAID backed atlases show dynamic new landscape changes.


The Permanent Secretary of CONACILSS of Niger, in collaboration with the AGRHYMET Regional Centre (ARC) organized on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, the 32nd CILSS day.

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Visit of a delegation of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) wednesday 26 july 2017


Launch of the Atlas and workshop on Land Use Land Cover. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 11 - 13 July 2017


4th Forum on the agro-hydro-climatic seasonal forecast in sudano-sahelian Africa (PRESASS, 2017).

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News release Launch Atlas on landscapes West Africa: Evolution of the landscapes of West Africa from 1975 to 2013 : Decline or Renaissance. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 11 July 2017.


Warning : the Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda, the new maize pest in West Africa, has reached Niger.

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2nd MESA Forum. 24 to 28 April 2017. Dakar. Senegal

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Summary of conclusions of the restricted meeting of RPCA which was hold from 10 to 12 April in Paris.


Following the work of the Regional System for the Prevention and Management of Food Crises in the Sahel and West Africa (PREGEC) experts meeting, held in Dakar,Senegal, from 22 to 24 March 2017.


Threat on the agriculture in Sahel and West Africa. Spodoptera frugiperda is a significant harmful crop pest, especially on maize and it has a large propagation and economic damage potentials.


3rd edition of the Agricultural, Livestock, Environment and Hydraulic Exhibition (SAHEL 17) .28 February to 5 March 2017.The stand of AGRHYMET Regional Centre has been honored by the visit of His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger.



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Executive Secretariat
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Sahel Institute
Bamako, Mali
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Dekadal briefing on the Agro-pastoral situation
Summary of dekadal briefing on the Agro-pastoral situation Dekad 1st to 10th of August 2016

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Bulletin monitoring the agropastoral season
Seasonal forecast of the agro-hydro-climatic characteristics of the 2017 rainy season for the Sahelo-Soudanian countries of CILSS/ECOWAS region

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Continental Environmental Bulletin MESA

April 2017


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