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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

The West African country is home to 19 million people. Mali relies on agro-pastoralism and farming, with 65 per cent of working Malians employed in agriculture. Its livestock sector is also key to the country’s economy, accounting for around 15 per cent of GDP and 30% of employment. Around 11 per cent of Mali’s population is between 15 and 19.

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Making the concept of resilience in the Sahel more useful

This brief explore the mistakes being made in how 'resilience' in the Sahel has been discussed and some practical steps that can be taken to make the word more useful.
Credit: S. Sheridan - Ethiopia, 05/2016 Publications

Innovations for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in fragile and conflict-affected settings

This scoping paper presents key findings from the SPARC review of the innovation landscape specific to the contexts of fragile and conflict-affected settings.
Woman Tending to the goats in Kenya. Credit: Jakob Dall - Danish Red Cross (p-KEN0534) Publications

Financing livestock trade: Formal and informal finance in Kenya, Mali and Somalia

This report looks at the degree to which traders marketing livestock from the rangelands use formal financial services, and examines the development of these financial services.
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.

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A woman collects millet in a land rented by a community leader in Saluma Area, near El Fasher, Sudan (Photo: United Nations / Flickr) News

Climate adaptation finance has a blind spot on conflict and fragility

Communities affected by conflict and fragility are increasingly facing climate change threats, yet climate finance is leaving these people behind.
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.