News & Press : Agriculture, rural development and food security

“There is an urgent need to address the root causes of climate change and help communities adapt”

Rama Leclerc, resilience specialist at the World Food Programme (WFP), alerts us to the challenges faced by Sahelian countries in the food security and environmental protection sectors. She also shares innovative practices and actions implemented by local communities or with development partners to strengthen food security in the Sahel. Rama…

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Fighting climate change: an opportunity for conflict prevention in the Sahel

Conflicts over natural resources play a significant role in the deterioration of the security situation in the Sahel, and lack of access to them is clearly a major constraint to sustainable development. In this region, climate change is even increasing stress and risks such as the reduction of water availability…

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Niger: defeating hunger and defying climate change

More than 80% of the Niger’s population live from agriculture. However, it is often practised inefficiently. A project of the German Cooperation shows that yields can be significantly increased by expanding small-scale irrigation infrastructure. On 8 March 2021, Niger’s Prime Minister Brigi Rafini formally launched the second phase of the…

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Mali: supporting job opportunities created by young people

Sahel is one of the youngest regions in the world: 64.5% of the population is under the age of 25. Investment in education, vocational training and support for young entrepreneurs is a key factor in building a better future. Meetings with young Malian job creators. It has been more than…

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BLAZING TRAILS FOR REGIONAL PASTORALISM

© Christian Berger Pastoralism is crucially important to the Sahel, but it is under threat. The Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project (PRAPS) financed by the World Bank, is a collaboration of six Sahelian countries supported by IDA $248 million, is working to improve productivity, sustainability, and resilience of pastoral livelihoods,…

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