Drought

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Key messages

  • Natural resources depletion and crop failures due to droughts are widely reported in West Africa causing production losses, rising food prices, and increased hunger and malnutrition;
  • In places where dependence on natural resources and

Key messages

  • Natural ecosystems of the country’s arid and semi-arid regions;
  • Salinization, spread of moving sands, dust-storms and dry winds, exacerbated by lack of water resources;
  • National action plan for drought management to be developed.

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Key Messages

  • Drought early warning and information systems must be flexible and receptive toward the integration of new indicators and impacts as they become available and validated
  • Systematic collection of impacts must be treated in the same light as