Fodder production anomalies compared to the 20-year average

Published : November 2020

Pastoral communities were already facing many challenges long before the Covid-19 outbreak. These include significant fodder shortages in Mauritania and Senegal, and in parts of Mali and Niger as well as competition with farmers over access to land, water and resources. The security crisis disrupts pastoral activities in the Liptako-Gourma area and the Lake Chad basin with the closure of markets, reduced access to pastures, and limited transhumance, triggering massive displacement of pastoralists to peri-urban areas. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the pastoral situation has deteriorated further. Market closure and public movement restrictions heavily impacted pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. They were among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis and strongly depend on external support. One out of four pastoral communities received some kind of support during the lean season.

Countries : Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Region

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Climate change & Adapation, Covid-19, Food security, Land, Livestock & Pastoralism, Markets, prices & trade, Natural resource management, Water

Scale : Cross-border, Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

See also

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