Nigeria missing in World Bank’s $375m ranching project for herdsmen

Nigeria is missing on a list of beneficiary countries, which the World Bank has earmarked $375 million to improve the productivity and resilience of pastoral production systems of countries in the Sahel region.

The Bank, in a statement, said its executive directors approved the fund on Wednesday to help the implementation of the second Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project.

The countries include Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.

The World Bank’s Sahel Pastoralism Support Project was initiated to pursue investments to establish animal health systems and ensure pastoralists’ peaceful mobility along the local and cross-border mobility route.

The new project will support pastoralists and agro-pastoralists activities in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.

About 13 million people, including the youth and women, will directly benefit from the project’s activities.

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