Agriculture, rural development and food security
In the Sahel region, two out of three inhabitants live off agriculture and breeding livestock. However, yields are low and over a third of crops are lost every year, so production remains fragile. This situation is worsened by climate change. The region therefore absolutely must develop sustainable agriculture that is climate-resistant and able to attract job seekers so as to reduce poverty. It must also manage the conflicts between farmers and breeders.
The objectives to be achieved in this sector are as follows:
- Reinforcing the resilience of agricultural and pastoral production
- Pacifying relations between farmers and breeders
- Increasing public investment for vulnerable zones in the agricultural and pastoral field
- Reducing malnutrition and food insecurity