Climate change, armed conflict, environmental fragility, and weak governance – and the impact these have on natural resource-based livelihoods – are among the key drivers of both crisis and poverty for communities in some of the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-affected countries.
This project aims to strength individual and institutional capacities in selected African countries to analyze and transform food systems to deliver food security, nutrition, food safety, and human and environmental health in a gender-equitable manner.
African food systems face growing threats associated with the degradation of natural resources, increasing inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, all of which have been worsened during the past two years as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the past decade, foreign investments in land and agriculture (for mining, logging, infrastructure, agro-industries, and conservation purposes) have increased around the world, with Africa being a continent of particular focus.
This operational project will support the implementation of the Knowledge Accelerator for Climate Compatible Development project (#108754) by covering the operational costs including salaries and benefits, travel, and office costs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact in the Sahel region of West Africa, which is already facing several protracted crises, including environmental degradation, poverty, conflict, rural exodus, and gender inequality.