OECD Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat

OECD Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat

The challenges facing food security in West Africa should not be overshadowed by the resurgence of demographic, migration and security concerns on the international agenda. Rather, food security issues are at the heart of these concerns and should be considered as part of the solution to the challenges they raise. Of central importance is the food sector which is the largest economic sector in the region, far ahead of oil, cash crops or industry. It is the key for creating more jobs, stimulating stronger and more inclusive growth, opening up a wider field of opportunities for agricultural producers and entrepreneurs, and pulling the most vulnerable out of poverty and insecurity.

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Speakers

Introduction:

 

Mr. Leonard MIZZI

Head of Unit, DEVCO C1 - Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition

 

Ms. Charlotte Adriaen

Deputy Head of Unit, DEVCO E2 - Development coordination and Regional Cooperation West Africa

 

Presentations:

 

Mr. Laurent BOSSARD

Director, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat

 

Mr. Philipp HEINRIGS

Senior Economist, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat