A Plea for the Sahel

The Sahel region, a vast arid stretch of land linking six countries in West Africa -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal -- is home to some of the most productive pastoralist communities in the world. And yet, assailed by a host of climatic, political and development challenges, their pastoralist way of life is under threat.

  • West Africa:   A Plea for the Sahel

    World Bank, 27 October 2013

    The Sahel region, a vast arid stretch of land linking six countries in West Africa -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal -- is home to some of the most… Read more »

Soudre Amado is a farmer in Burkina Faso, where the rainy season has been poor. He was only able to cultivate a small field of sorghum, and now he worries about how he will feed his children in the coming months.

  • West Africa:   New Push to Transform Sahel Agriculture

    World Bank, 27 October 2013

    On the eve of two major agriculture summits in Mauritania and Senegal, the World Bank is urging African countries and communities in the Sahel and the international development… Read more »