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Mauritania is a sparsely populated desert country, with a population of around 4.5 million people. Its rural sector is the backbone of its economy, accounting for 17 per cent of GDP. More than 62 per cent of the population depend on rural activities for a living. Given the country’s arid climate and shortage of arable land, livestock production is a key activity, making up almost 15 per cent of the country’s GDP and 80 per cent of all agricultural produce. Around four out of 10 Mauritanians are between 15 and 24.

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

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.

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