Emergency and Rural Development in Sahel: Joint RBA-G5, 4C challenge (COVID-19, Conflicts and Climate Change)

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Joint Programme for the Sahel in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflict and Climate Change

The agriculture sector is one of the region’s principal economic activities and one of its largest employers. This sector therefore contributes not only to the economy but also to total employment, making it of pivotal importance for building peace and security in the region. Yet it is confronted with climate-related hazards and suffers from low productivity owing to the degradation of its natural capital.

The Joint Programme for the Sahel in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflict and Climate Change (SD3C) to be launched in the Sahel and Senegal in partnership with the two other United Nations Rome-based agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – seeks to address the trilogy of challenges posed by COVID-19, conflict and climate change in the Sahel. This programme will contribute to the achievement of the seven specific objectives of the farm policy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to the relevant national agricultural investment programmes and to regional integration and cooperation in the Sahel.

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Status: Signed
Approval Date
09 December 2020
2020 - 2049
Agricultural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 13 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 5 million
Financing Gap
US$ 7.5 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant
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Project Contact
Valantine Achancho

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