“In the short term, the Sahel Integrated Resilience Programme aims to increase land productivity, farmers’ incomes and community resilience. In the medium term, the programme aims to go much further and contribute to: mitigating conflict and underlying vulnerabilities and acting as a buffer against instability by strengthening social cohesion, creating social safety nets, keeping land productive and providing economic opportunities; building on its potential to transform food systems, support regional integration and open up new markets; and demonstrating the true meaning and real impact of greening – as a foundation for healthy and prosperous food- and nutrition-secure societies and a green future for today’s people and tomorrow’s children.”