Dr Makhfousse Sarr is a Programme Manager and Assistant of the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Senegal. In this video testimony, he talks about the contribution of UN Community Volunteers to two of FAO's flagship projects: the Great Green Wall initiative and the Cross-Border Rest Project.
The Great Green Wall of the Sahara and Sahel initiative is one of the most ambitious programmes to combat climate change and desertification and fight food insecurity and poverty on the African continent.
Adopted by the African Union in 2007, the Great Green Wall initiative brings together more than 20 African countries, in addition to international organizations, research institutes, civil society and community-based organizations.
The Senegal-Gambia Cross-Border Transfer Project is implemented jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It aims to address agriculture and climate-related migration factors through policies, operational programmes, partnerships and advocacy in key countries.