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Journal Articles & Books
December 2020
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Cameroon
Algeria
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Sudan
Senegal
South Sudan
Chad

‘Over the past three decades hundreds of thousands of farmers in Burkina Faso and Niger, on the fringes of the Sahara Desert, have transformed large swathes of the region’s arid landscape into productive agricultural land, improving food security for about three million people. Once-denuded landscapes are now home to abundant trees, crops, and livestock.'

Journal Articles & Books
December 2020
Algeria
Sudan
Eritrea
Ethiopia
South Sudan
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Burkina Faso
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal

Drylands occupy more than 40% of the world’s land area and are home to some two billion people. This includes a disproportionate number of the world’s poorest people, who live in degraded and severely degraded landscapes.

Peer-reviewed publication
June 2020
Algeria
Sudan
Eritrea
Ethiopia
South Sudan
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Burkina Faso
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal

The Re-Greening of the West African Sahel has attracted great interdisciplinary interest since it was originally detected in the mid-2000s. Studies have investigated vegetation patterns at regional scales using a time series of coarse resolution remote sensing analyses. Fewer have attempted to explain the processes behind these patterns at local scales.

Peer-reviewed publication
May 2020
Algeria
Sudan
Eritrea
Ethiopia
South Sudan
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Burkina Faso
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal

Desertification is defined as land degradation occurring in the global drylands. It is one of the global problems targeted under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 15). The aim of this article is to review the history of desertification and to evaluate the scientific evidence for desertification spread and severity.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2019
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Cameroon
Algeria
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Sudan
Senegal
South Sudan
Chad
Africa

The support plan for the Sahel is a regional approach to collectively address the root causes of disruptions such as poverty, migration and youth unemployment, climate change, insecurity, governance and institutional issues in the region.

Climate Change, Land and Resource Governance, and Violent Extremism: Spotlight on the African Sahel
Reports & Research
May 2019
Algeria
Sudan
Western Sahara
Eritrea
Ethiopia
South Sudan
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Burkina Faso
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal

Tetra Tech’s land tenure and property rights experts examine how weak land and resource governance can fuel drivers of violent extremism. With a focus on the African Sahel, this new issue brief finds this dynamic is especially prevalent when land and resource governance challenges are coupled with environmental disruptions, resource scarcity, or migration.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Algeria
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Mauritania
Mali
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Cameroon
South Sudan
Central African Republic
Senegal
Chad
Niger
Sudan
Western Africa
Africa

Feed and grazing management affect both the quantity and quality of animal manure and consequently nutrient cycling in the mixed crop-livestock systems in West Africa Sahel. Dietary measures can significantly influence the composition of manure and hence it’s agricultural value.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Eritrea
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
South Africa
Gambia
Nigeria
Barbados
Cuba
China
Mongolia
Armenia

As of 2017, SGP has awarded over 3,800 small grants to land degradation projects in over 120 countries, many of which are in regions with extreme levels of poverty and food insecurity across Africa and Latin America. Africa, in particular, is experiencing the highest population growth of the developing world, while being exposed and vulnerable to the rising impact from climate change.

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