USAID in the Sahel features: “Letters from the Sahel: the Peace Corridors”
Reducing tensions and conflicts between farmers and herders in the Sahel.
The USAID TerresEauVie activity, implemented by Winrock International in Africa’s Sahel region, is featured in a USAID in the Sahel Exposure story published on Oct. 13, 2022. The piece focuses on how the activity is helping to address tensions in the region between farmers and herders over pastures, croplands, and other natural resources.
The pressure on resources in the region has been compounded by climate change and rapid population growth.
“USAID contributes to reducing these conflicts by involving local governments, supporting communal land-management bodies, delineating animal migration corridors, and supporting the development of local conventions for the shared use of natural resources,” the story says.
“Among various initiatives designed to address this situation, USAID is implementing an activity called TerresEauVie which means land, water, and life in English. Its main objectives are to improve water security, increase land productivity, and help vulnerable groups to withstand natural disasters and other types of catastrophes.
“Because the problem is complex, TerresEauVie, in collaboration with other USAID activities, brings herders and farmers together to agree on peaceful ways to coexist.”