ADAPTING TO THE SAHEL’S CHANGING CLIMATE

Building Livelihoods on the Frontline of Climate Change: Identifying Market Opportunities and Agricultural Value Chains in the Sahel Regions of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali

Summary

Catholic Relief Services commissioned Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy to complete this report as part of a series of studies to inform new activities under CRS’ Consortium SUR1M initiative. SUR1M is one of 10 projects across the Sahel Region provisionally approved by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) funded Building Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) umbrella program. The report assesses different market opportunities and examines priority crop, livestock, and forestry value chains for men and women. It identifies barriers to and opportunities for men and women’s full participation or inclusion and offers strategies to overcome identified barriers.

Adapting to the Sahel’s Changing Climate: Local Approaches. An Economic and Technical Feasibility Analysis of Adaptation Techniques in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali

Summary

This report has been commissioned as part of a series of studies being undertaken by CRS that is to inform the design of new activities under CRS’ Consortium SUR1M initiative. SUR1M is one of 10 projects across the Sahel Region provisionally approved by the DFID funded Building Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) umbrella program. The report assesses climate change threats and their impacts on vulnerable populations and ecosystems identify adaptation strategies, and proposes climate-smart agricultural (CSA) technologies and strategies to address the overarching objectives of the BRACED program. The analysis includes an economic and technical feasibility study of CSA practices to support recuperation of degraded lands, soil and water management, and sustainable agriculture and pastoralism.