Challenges & Opportunities


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300 million people live in SOS SAHEL intervention zones, including 7 million in emergency situations.

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By 2030 the number of people living in the drylands in Africa is expected to increase by 65-80%.

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By 2050 Africa will have 2 billion inhabitants to feed.

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60% of available land is uncultivated.

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In Africa, 80% of farms are small farms.

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In the Sahel region, agriculture is the main source of income for over 90% of the population.

Sustainable Development Goals from within and across all 11 countries of the Sahel

SOS SAHEL is the only organization focused on development within and across all 11 countries of the Sahel — Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti. 

Through our network of more than 1,000 local actors, we move the region closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and African Union Agenda 2063 by focusing on the food security, livelihoods and climate challenges. Simultaneously, we create bridges between local actors and international markets — promoting regional products around the world to drive greater economic growth and security.

Sustainable Development Goals

African Union Agenda 2063