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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

Burkina Faso is a largely semi-arid landlocked country in the Sahel, with a population of around 20.3 million people. Almost 29 per cent of working people are employed in agriculture. About 90 per cent of cattle production systems are pastoral and agro-pastoral. It is a young country - around 20 per cent of Burkinabes are between 15- and 24-years old.

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The people of Ta Kuti village (Niger State) are pastoralists and beneficiaries of Nigeria’s Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank Publications

Transboundary climate and adaptation risks in Africa: perceptions from 2021

This report documents how African policy-makers and experts perceive climate change and adaptation risks that have the potential for multi-country to regional consequences.
Cattle being herded over a bridge in Mali. Publications

Stabilising the Sahel: Livestock as a driver of regional integration

This brief outlines ways to build the resilience of livestock markets in the Sahel to climate and conflict shocks, thereby improving their contribution to livelihoods, food security and the economy.

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A donkey and cart transport goods as cattle graze near Lake Bam, Burkina Faso. News

Ministers urge more collaboration to support pastoralism in the Sahel

Leaders from the Executive Secretariat of the G5 Sahel and Reseau Billital Maroobe (RBM) urge policymakers, practitioners and donors to collaborate more to support pastoralists in the Sahel.