Aid Professionals


Are Food Markets Drying Up In The Sahel?

Published on 07 February 2012

Food prices are on the rise from Chad to Burkina Faso as drought in the Sahel region of Africa takes its toll on local food markets. In the latest episode of the Food Factor Podcast, WFP Market Analyst Jean-Martin Bauer tells us how the situation is evolving and what makes it different from previous crises in the Sahel.

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Jean-Martin Bauer

Jean-Martin Bauer is Market Specialist at WFP's West Africa regional bureau in Dakar.  He carries out economic analysis that informs WFP's response to food emergencies in West Africa. In the past year, Jean-Martin has led market assessments in Côte d'Ivoire, Chad and Mauritania.