The root causes of vulnerability to food insecurity and malnutrition are complex and multidimensional. For various reasons ranging from poverty to health, hygiene, socio-cultural norms and climate variations, large numbers of people are plunged into an almost permanent state of fragility.
To address these recurrent crises, analytical tools to assess the situation and identify vulnerable populations have been set in place in the region and refined in recent years. In addition, innovative practices have been developed.
This booklet from the FAO presents eleven good practices that were developed during the Knowledge Share Fair in Ouagadougou (2013), with the aim of promoting their dissemination and replication at regional and international level. The eleventh practice concerns the emergency destocking strategy developed by Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium in Niger to mitigate food and pastoral crises (page 54).