Global Food Security Response: West Africa Rice Field Work Protocol
The Global Food Security Response (GFSR) framework response to the global food crisis includes three components: i) an emergency humanitarian response, ii) urgent measures to address high food prices through agriculture and trade programs, and iii) a global policy agenda to address the systemic causes of high food prices. Under the GFSR, the Africa Bureau is commissioning staple food value chain studies in West Africa. The goal of the value chain studies is to improve food security and raise rural incomes in seven to nine food staple value chains of West Africa. This protocol provides a standard format for the five country studies in the regional analysis to allow comparisons between countries, identify gaps in information and ensure consistency in the approach used.