Perpetuating pastoral activities in all the countries of the region - PRAPS
Pastoralism is an important activity in all the countries of the Sahelian region: there are millions of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. In this context, the “Regional Support Project for Sahel Pastoralism” is targeting these populations, in particular the most vulnerable, young people and women in the first instance, with the goal of improving and perpetuating their livelihood. It should directly benefit more than 2 million people, including at least 30% of women, whose livelihood depends mainly on pastoral activities. The secondary beneficiaries will be the public and private providers of livestock services, particularly professional organizations, and veterinarians, as well as the national and regional bodies concerned.
Improving more than 2 million people's livelihood
In the field, the project will have five components, namely animal health, natural resource management, market access, pastoral crisis management and support for institutions. The first component sees the project focus on reducing the occurrence of two animal diseases identified as priority, ovine rinderpest and contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. For the natural resource management, the idea is to increase the surface area on which sustainable land management practices have been adopted. In the same way, the average distance between the functional water points accessible by pastoralists and agro-pastoralists will be reduced. To facilitate market access, the project will help construct new markets or renovate the old ones. In the event of pastoral crisis, the timeframe required to reach 50% of the beneficiaries targeted will be reduced.
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