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Sudan has a population of 42 million people, many of who depend on pastoralism for their living. Around 43 per cent of working people in the country are employed in the agricultural sector. Livestock exports, particularly to the Gulf region, are a vital part of the Sudanese economy.

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Food prices in Mali and Sudan

This study looks at food prices in Mali and Sudan to see how they changed between 2019 and mid-2022, when the prices of global basic goods spiked, in part pushed higher by war in Ukraine.
The people of Ta Kuti village (Niger State) are pastoralists and beneficiaries of Nigeria’s Fadama II project. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank Publications and resources

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.
Young Borona lady with goats credit ILRI Publications and resources

Report: Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

This report reviews opportunities for young people in the drylands of Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Mali to pursue climate-resilient decent work, and provides key recommendations.
A girl stands over livestock at Bakara animal market Somalia - Image by AMISOM - CC0 1.0 Publications and resources

Issue brief: Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

This issue brief summarises the key findings and recommendations from the report 'Resilient Generation: supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa'.

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Shocking price increases in Mali and Sudan: what, why, and so what?

This blog summarises the findings of a recently published report from SPARC, that looks at the spike in food prices in Mali and Sudan between 2019-2022, in part pushed higher by war in Ukraine.
In the arid and dry region of Isiolo in Kenya, communities are learning of a new irrigation scheme. Photo: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations/Martin Karimi Blog

Anticipatory action for drought: making a difference for pastoralists and farmers in the Horn of Africa

Can anticipatory action become a key strategy for dealing with projected climate extremes and improve resilience? Find out more on what was said during this Resilience Hub virtual event at COP 26.
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.

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