Centro de conocimiento pastoril

How much do pastoral households contribute to the economy in Mauritania?

A training workshop for conducting the survey in Mauritania

20/06/2022 -

Following the same approach as in Argentina, Chad, Mongolia, Mali and Burkina Faso, the FAO Pastoralist Knowledge Hub (PKH) is launching a survey on the economy of pastoral households in Mauritania. Funded by the Spanish Cooperation, the project aims to provide recent and reliable data on the economic importance of pastoralist communities as well as their risks and adaptation strategies. These data are meant to be collected by pastoral organisations and used as material to advocate for pastoralist-friendly policies.

The opening of the workshop was chaired by the adviser of the Wali in charge of economic affairs and livestock, Mr. Sidi Mohamed Ould Sidna

The official launch of the project was held on 6th May 2022 with the presence of the president of the Organisation Mauritanienne pour le Développement des Zones Arides et Semi-arides (ODZASAM), M. Mohamed El Moctar Ould Mohamed Ahmed, the NGO that will lead this survey in the country, the technical advisor of the Ministry of Livestock, M. El Ghailani Mohamed, FAO land expert Salikou Ould Aghoub, as well as representatives of State and civil organisations in the country, including the national statistical office and of economic and demographic analysis (ANSADE), in charge of the validation of statistical data at the national level.