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 - 25/05/2017
Why is action needed? Senegal is one of the poorest countries in the world but thanks to its political and social stability has experienced a higher economic growth compared to its neighboring countries. Senegalese population strongly relies on agriculture and livestock rearing activities: 46 percent of the workforce is employed in ...read more
 - 25/05/2017
The Republic of Senegal has experienced a higher economic growth with reference to other neighbour countries over the coast of West Africa, since its independence from France in 1960. However, in 2010, the country registered 46.7 percent of its population as being under the poverty line (WB, 2016). Moreover, the ...read more
 - 23/05/2017
The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage to livelihoods and economies (local, national), are increasing significantly. Natural disasters often destroy critical agricultural assets and infrastructure, disrupting production cycles, trade flows and livelihoods means. This affects food security and causes additional disruptions throughout ...read more
 - 08/05/2017
The Sahel and West Africa is one of the world’s poorest, least developed and most food insecure regions, with the fastest growing population. On average, an estimated 20 million people face food insecurity every year during the lean season. Malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world, with 5.9 million children under the age ...read more
 - 05/04/2017
Une vision commune Suite aux élections présidentielles de février 2016, la République centrafricaine est retournée à l’ordre constitutionnel, après près de trois ans de conflits armés et d’une transition politique. En organisant des élections libres et démocratiques, les centrafricains ont tourné une page de leur histoire. La communauté internationale les a ...read more
 - 04/04/2017
The objective of this good practice fact sheet is to provide guidance on using remote sensing technology in a developing country environment, in particular to verify infrastructure rehabilitation. The document explores how the technology can be used to monitor improvements made as part of a Cash for Work programme, providing ...read more
 - 03/02/2017
In Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the “Caisses de Résilience” approach with a strong focus on nutrition to support 3 000 vulnerable households in 64 villages in the Mopti region (district of Bandiagara). The three-year programme, launched in February 2015, aims to improve nutrition, the ...read more
 - 19/01/2017
Populations in Africa are increasingly exposed to the negative impact of natural and human-induced disasters such as drought, floods, disease epidemics and conflicts which threaten the agriculture production systems and livelihoods of vulnerable communities. The initiative on “Building Resilience in Africa’s Drylands” was developed to enhance the capacity of these communities ...read more
 - 11/01/2017
In Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently experimenting the “productive transfers” approach (CASH+), implemented successfully in 2014 in other countries – including countries from West Africa. The 18-month programme combines unconditional cash transfers with the provision of in-kind livestock inputs (goats and animal feed) to ...read more
 - 23/12/2016
In the Sahel, around 65 percent of the active population works in the agriculture sector and their livelihoods are therefore affected by climate change, markets and environmental factors. More than half of these are women. Recurring crises pose real concerns for the achievement of sustainable food and nutrition security in ...read more
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