The Government of Mali and Rome-based agencies launch a joint programme to build resilience among rural people


IFAD_©Amadou Keita

Rome/Bamako, 31 August 2021 – The Ministry of Rural Development of Mali, the three United Nations Rome-based agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP) and G5 Sahel officially launched a joint programme to help rural people in Mali build their resilience to climate change, conflict and COVID-19 on 26 August in Bamako.

Known as the Joint Programme for the Sahel in Response to the Challenges of COVID-19, Conflict and Climate Change (SD3C G5 Sahel + Senegal), the initiative will unfold in two three-year phases over six years. The objective is to secure the livelihoods of smallholder producers, particularly women and young people living in cross-border areas, by adopting sustainable production practices together with gender transformative approaches that promote social cohesion.

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