ECOWAS: Abidjan is hosting a meeting on pastoralism and border transhumance for food security

ECOWAS / Abidjan is hosting a meeting on pastoralism and border transhumance for food security
The members of the second Technical Committee of the project (CTP) met from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 January in Abidjan, within the framework of the operation of the “Regional project of dialogue and investment for pastoralism and transhumance in the Sahel and in the West African coastal countries (PREDIP) »

The members of the second Technical Committee of the CTP project met from Tuesday 21 until Thursday 23 January in Abidjan. This meeting is part of the functioning of the “Regional project of dialogue and investment for pastoralism and transhumance in the Sahel and in the coastal countries of West Africa (PREDIP)”.

It should be noted that in order to find lasting solutions to the constraints encountered by pastoralism, Predip was initiated with funding from the European Union (EU).

Its activities revolve around the main axes which are the establishment of a regional pastoral information service, the strengthening of the dialogue of governance in cross-border transhumance to mitigate the risks of conflicts and improve the nutrition of children and women.

The Predip is also interested in the creation and sustainable management of cross-border pastoral infrastructure and development, the implementation of the epidemiological surveillance system, prevention and management of priority cross-border diseases.

The members of the CTP, made up of representatives of the operational components (Aghrymet Regional Center, Care Denmark, Acting For Life, Regional Animal Health Center), CILSS, the European Union, ECOWAS, UEMOA have agreed to hold this meeting for the assessment of the year 2019 and plan the activities planned for 2020.

Scheduled to last 60 months, the Predip’s overall objective is to strengthen the contribution of pastoralism and transhumance across borders to food and nutrition security, equitable socio-economic development and regional integration in West Africa.

It covers five coastal countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo) and three Sahelian countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger).