Tackling challenges in the Sahel will require a “common, coordinated and coherent response” to provide people living in the desert region with viable livelihoods and establish resilient agrifood systems, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said.
As agriculture is directly engaged with climate change, biodiversity, soil fertility and land degradation, it “holds the key” to bringing together often fragmented stakeholders, FAO's Director-General said at an event on “Nature-Based Solutions”.