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Title:CILSS: the struggle against desertification in the Sahel
Author:Neufeldt, H.
Periodical:African Development Perspectives Yearbook
Geographic term:Sahel
Subjects:international economic relations
Abstract:The Comité permanent inter-États de lutte contre la sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS) was founded in the aftermath of the 1972-1973 dramatic drought in the northwest African Sahel zone. Its nine founding member countries are Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad. The author relates the history and development of the CILSS and its engagement, which extends over the following eight stratagems: combatting desert growth, food supply stabilization, promoting livestock husbandry, developing rural water supply, intensifying information exchange, furtherance of socioeconomic development, education and supplemental training, and agricultural research.