Long-term solutions for Sahel needed

While it is laudable to pay attention to the Sahel today, it will be even more impressive, and cost-effective, to address long-term solutions.

Humanitarian Coalition Photo: Nicolas Moyer
Poor harvests have made it hard to feed the people and livestock living in the Sahel.
Nicolas Moyer
Published: Wednesday, 09/12/2012 12:00 am EDT

The new minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency is in Burkina Faso this week. As part of his first official trip in his new capacity, Julian Fantino is visiting the Sahel region of West Africa to witness first-hand the effects of an ongoing food crisis that has remained largely under the radar.

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