28th april - 10th may, 2021
Starting from 12 h GMT
(Via Zoom)

About the conference

West african food security storage système: towards a multilateral partnership

ECOWAS in collaboration with its partners is organizing a video conference from April 28 to May 10, 2021. This high-level technical and political conference is designed as a space for sharing and reflecting on the experiences of Food Security Storage in West Africa and other regions of Africa and the world. It is also a time for policy dialogue between the region and its partners to build consensus on the need to increase West Africa’s capacity to address the looming food, nutrition and pastoral crises.

This conference follows 5 years of implementation of the regional storage strategy adopted in 2012, with the support of the European Union . This strategy deploys a regional storage system based on three lines of defense to produce a coordinated response to cyclical crises: decentralized local stocks, national stocks and the Regional Food Security Reserve created in 2013, which consists of a physical stock (1/3) and a financial reserve (2/3). The achievements, challenges and important lessons learned in the three lines of defense led ECOWAS authorities, in consultation with their regional and international partners, to organize this conference.

It aims to: (i) share the progress made, the achievements and the difficulties encountered; (ii) outline the prospects for the next 10 years in a context of major and rapid changes; (iii) lay the foundations for an enlarged partnership around the regional food reserve system, capable of responding effectively to the food, nutritional and pastoral crises that affect the living conditions of the populations while slowing down the attainment of the ECOWAP objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 1 and SDG 2)

Thematics to debate

Five (5) thematics sessions on agenda

Vulnérabilité de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Sahel à l'insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle: vers une analyse prospective des risques à l'horizon 2030 et des implications sur les systèmes de stockage.
Quels rôles des réserves alimentaires dans le renforcement de la résilience et la protection sociale des ménages?
Réserves alimentaires et gestion des crises alimentaires, nutritionnelles et pastorales conjoncturelles en Afrique de l'Ouest: acquis, enseignements et défis actuels et en perspective de la stratégie régionale de stockage de sécurité alimentaire de la CEDEAO.
Quels partenariats et mécanismes de financements innovants pour renforcer la résilience du système régional de stockage et ses capacités à répondre efficacement à l'amplification et à la complexification des crises alimentaires, nutritionnelles et pastorales?
Quels rôles des stocks dans la promotion de systèmes alimentaires durables et dans la construction du marché régional des produits alimentaires?

Acess the documentation

Project Documents, reports, studies, Notes, médias kits


Info Line

+228 22 21 40 03
  • Date

    28th april-10th may, 2021
  • Venue

  • Thematics

  • Speakers