Système d’information agricole de l’Afrique de l’Ouest


CADRE HARMONISE Analysis Results

The regular organization of national and regional training cycles and analysis of the Cadre Harmonisé      on current Vulnerability in the Sahel and West Africa resulted to:

  • 35 managers were trained on the Cadre Harmonisé tool for analysis and identification of zone at risk and populations in food and nutrition insecurity with the support of ECOAGRIS in August 2015. (Regional workshop held in Niamey);
  • 16 communication sheets were issued at the end of the national CH analysis workshops organized in the CILSS/ECOWAS member countries at the March 2015 session;
  • 17 communication sheets were issued at the end of the national CH analysis workshops organized in the CILSS/ECOWAS member countries at the November 2015 session with a technical and financial contribution from the ECOAGRIS Component;
  • 150 stakeholders were trained on the CH in Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in June and August 2015 with the financial support of ECOAGRIS to promote this analysis tool in countries that are not yet covered;
  • 480 copies of CH manual translated into English and 1000 copies of CH manual published in French, English and Portuguese with a financial contribution of ECOAGRIS.

  • the ECOAGRIS component supported the logistical organization of 34 national workshops, 32 workshops in the 16 States of Nigeria for analysis and training on the CH also with a technical support of the experts of the AGRHYMET Regional Centre and its partners;
  • Production of the 02 regional communication sheets for the 17 countries and 16 states of northern Nigeria (Establishment of regional maps of the results of the Cadre harmonisé analysis on food and nutrition situation: current situation and projected situation);
  • The conduct of CILSS high management advocacy missions in six (06) countries: Niger, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Ghana, Benin for the formalization of their national CH analysis units;
  • Conducting information and awareness missions in 8 other new states to extend CH analysis to 16 states in northern and central Nigeria;
  • The ECOAGRIS component contributes to a better dissemination of this tool. Thus, during this year 2016, it has been reproduced 500 copies of the CH manual in French and English, communication media in both languages (leaflets, kakemonos …) distributed to 17 countries during the Cadre Harmonisé analysis cycle February-March 2016. This has improved the visibility of the project in countries and at regional level;
  • Cadre Harmonisé Technical Committee Meeting (Download);
  • Regional analysis of acute and current food insecurity (March-May 2016) and projected (June – August 2016) (Download communication sheet);
  • Regional analysis of the situation of acute food insecurity – Current situation (October-December 2016) and projected (June-August 2017) (Download communication sheet);
  • Regional trainers train and refine the Cadre Harmonisé tools ‘s training materials (Download PDF);
  • National Cadre Harmonisé Analysis Workshops of Nigeria: Consolidation and Restitution (Download photo-documentation);
  • Regional meeting on the food crises prevention and management mechanism (PREGEC) (Download the photo-documentation)

This year was particularly marked by the organization of:

  • Three (3) regional meetings (one small meeting and two enlarged) for the revision of the Cadre Harmonisé manual and the preparation of the Steering Committee. These three meetings brought together experts from different partners (CILSS, FAO, FEWS NET, WFP, UNICEF, JRC / EU, GSU / IPC, Oxfam, ACF, Save the Children) to learn lessons from the CH implementation in the region. Collaboration with the GSU / IPC helped to align the new version of the CH with the perspective of version 3 of the IPC. A draft of version 2.0 of the CH is available and must be improved in future meetings;
  • A CH Steering Committee held in Praia Cabo Verde in July 2017 to discuss new challenges in the implementation of the tool. This meeting, chaired by the Executive Secretary of CILSS, was marked by the participation of partners including: EU, USAID, FEWS NET, FAO, WFP, JRC and GSU / IPC. The discussions focused on the strategic management of the tool and the prospects for its development and long-term implementation;
  • From February to November 2017, efforts have been made to promote the use of the “Cadre Harmonisé” tool in the Sahel and West Africa as a means of identifying food insecurity in the region. CILSS, with the support of the European Union, organized analysis sessions in the CILSS / ECOWAS countries. Thus, 32 CH analysis cycles were carried out in the countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Chad and Togo). A total of eight (8) local CH analysis workshops and two (2) consolidation workshops in Nigeria and at the regional level were organized and enabled the production of:
  • Twenty-one (21) Cadre Harmonisé communication sheets developed and published for coastal countries;
  • Eighteen (18) Cadre Harmonisé communication sheets developed and published for the Sahel countries;
  • Thirty-three (33) Cadre Harmonisé communication sheets developed and published for the sixteen (16) states and the federal level of Nigeria
  • Seventeen (17) CH communication materials updated and disseminated (Banners and country profiles disseminated at the RPCA meeting).
  • An evaluation of the effects/impacts of the use of the Cadre Harmonisé results in six (6) countries in the CILSS / ECOWAS area;
  • Technical Committee Meeting of the Cadre Harmonisé (Download);
  • Assessment of the ownership and effects / impact produced by the use of the Cadre Harmonisé results (Download);
  • Regional analysis of current (March-May 2017) and projected (June – August 2017) acute food and nutrition insecurity (Download communication sheet);
  • Regional meeting of the food crises prevention and management mechanism (PREGEC) (Download the photo-documentation);
  • Press release on the 2017-2018 agricultural and food outlook in the Sahel and West Africa (Download PDF)

During this year:

  • 03 reports of the CH Technical Committee meetings are available;
  • 02 meeting reports of the Steering Committee of the Cadre Harmonisé available;
  • 01 FSWG meeting report with IPC available.


These meetings permitted to:

  • Finalize unfinished thematic discussions on issues such as nutrition, HEA, Proxy, HDDS, rCSI, famine classification, etc;
  • Share the conclusions of the Rome meeting on the CH-IPC rapprochement;
  • Review and finalize the content of draft 1, version 2.0 of the CH manual developed in January 2017;
  • Capitalize on these revisions through a restricted Technical Committee and propose version 2.0 of the CH Manual including tools;
  • Update deadlines for major activities;
  • A version of manual 2.0 is available and in the process of being validated
  • 12 drafts of training modules on version 2.0 available

The February-March 2018 CH cycle was funded by the ECOAGRIS component to support the logistical organization of national workshops in CILSS countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Cabo Verde, The Gambia) in selected Nigerian states (Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe) and federal analytical consolidation. The October-November 2018 cycle was fully covered by ECOAGRIS in all seventeen (17) countries and regional consolidation. The cycles were also technically supported with the mobilization of experts from the AGRHYMET Regional Centre, the CILSS Executive Secretariat and its partners in the seventeen (17) countries.


  • 33 communication sheets on CH analyses in seventeen (17) countries are produced;
  • 26 communication sheets on CH analyses in the thirteen (13) northern states of Nigeria are available.

Table 11: Estimates of populations in food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel and Gulf of Guinea countries

Countries February-March 2018 cycle October -November 2018 cycle
Total population in Phase 3 to 5
March-May 2018 June-August 2018 October-December 2018 June-August 2019
Benin 8 379 30 783 4 296 5 720
Burkina Faso 753 600 954 315 10 501 10 991
Cabo Verde 20 812 20 829 13 899 5 194
Côte d’Ivoire 17 200 38 397
The Gambia 44 949 62 929 21 228 51 857
Ghana 99 110 174 778 36 880 26 237
Guinea 5 089 20 771 44 201 50 572
Guinea Bissau 11 555 4 837 90 957 178 075
Liberia* 43 489 94 490 375 712
Mauritania 350 600 538 446 102 086 189 673
Mali 387 334 932 651 106 831 145 627
Niger 1 273 849 1 677 575 185 003 415 838
Nigeria 3 712 251 5 289 761 188 888 519 123
Senegal 311 578 735 306 226 932 575 602
Sierra Léone* 50 958 307 047 676 252
Chad 623 982 990 706 600 329 1 221 943
Togo 4 731 8 510 2 454 320 4 507 847
Total region 7 607 818 11 536 644 4 505 088 8 994 660
  • 100% of the maps since the beginning of CH analyses to date are introduced into the interactive mapping platform.
  • The regional consolidation results were presented at the PREGEC (March, June and November 2018) and RPCA meetings held in April and December 2018.
  • The work to improve the dissemination of the CH’s products was carried out with the ProSE firm as part of the update of the ECOAGRIS platform.
  • 40 copies of manual 2.0 were shared
  • 700 copies of the regional synthesis and Nigeria were shared with PREGEC and RPCA in December 2018;
  • 33 CH maps of the countries distributed and 4 regional maps;
  • The geoportal of mapping products under development to integrate all products from other AGRHYMET projects.