21 November 2022
Women at a community-based natural reserve at Kholy-Alpha, Senegal – one among FAO’s Great Green Wall projects. FAO, 2021

UN Community Volunteers address growing agriculture and migration challenges caused by climate change

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. 

West and Central Africa
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