“Regional integration is key to economic development and political stability in the Sahel. Livestock mobility and trade strengthen regional integration and are the basis of resilience to climate and conflict-related crises. Livestock markets are well integrated at national and regional levels. Production areas in Mali and Niger are essential to the regional market, which overall is relatively resilient to conflict dynamics. But climate and conflict do affect livestock prices, and shocks can negatively affect communities and national economies. Strengthening the regional livestock sector and enabling environment can deliver sustainable outcomes for food security, economic development and stability. There are several feasible options to achieve this, including upgraded infrastructure, improved marketing, production of fodder and tailored financial services such as insurance.”

https://www.sparc-knowledge.org/sites/default/files/documents/resources/stabilising-the-sahel-policy-brief-english-final.pdf

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