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Making the concept of resilience in the Sahel more useful

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Simon Levine

Hero image description: Farmers walk tens of kilometers to search for pastures in Guidimakha, a pastoral area with adverse climatic conditions, facing persistent poverty, high rates of food insecurity and shortfalls in agricultural production. Image credit:Sylvain Cherkaoui/DFID/ECHO/ACF Image license:CC BY-ND 2.0

This brief, produced as part of the programme Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and Protracted Crises (SPARC), explores the mistakes being made in how 'resilience' in the Sahel has been discussed and some practical steps that can be taken to make the word more useful.