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Blue Lifelines – Safeguarding Wetlands in the Sahel


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Blue Lifelines – Safeguarding Wetlands in the Sahel

Pays/Région : Sahel

Durée : 01.04.2018 - 30.06.2023

The relevance of wetlands for food security and nutrition is underestimated worldwide and in the Sahel in particular. Experiences from the project sites in Mali and Ethiopia and from previous efforts have the potential to change Sahelian and global approaches and to be scaled-up through attracting investments by international financing institutions. The project is implemented by Wetlands International, Caritas Switzerland and a Swiss technology company hydrosolutions Ltd.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Water insecurity in food systems in the Sahel (from West- to East Africa) is chronic and negatively affecting food security and nutrition. Wetlands comprising the rivers, floodplains, inland deltas and lakes, cover more than 10% of the Sahel region. They are essential for farmers, fisher communities and pastoralists, especially in times of water insecurity, but their role and existence is under constant and increasing threat.
* Objectifs  : Food security and nutrition in the Sahel is improved by safeguarding wetlands
* Groupes cibles  : Smallholders - women, men and youth and communities in and around wetlands Service providers and non-governmental organizations Local and national governments International financing institutions

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 6’250’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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