Climate Change

Migration, Environment and Climate Change Issues in West and Central Africa

What is the link between migration, environment and climate change in West and Central Africa? And what is the role of IOM? Our colleagues from the Regional Office in West and Central Africa and the Office in Senegal outline the realities and challenges, and talk about the solutions they propose.

Read more about Migration and Agroecology in West Africa.

Migration, Agriculture and Urbanization in Senegal

With one in five of its households being a farmer household, Rufisque district in Senegal is renowned by internal and international migrant workers for its agriculture. Even though it contributes to local food security, offers job opportunities and mitigates the effects of recurring floods, this agriculture is under the pressure of urbanization. IOM met Rufisque’s local stakeholders, to better understand why it is important to promote urban agriculture. 

Migration and Agroecology in Morocco and Senegal

Agroecology is an agricultural model resilient to climate change, good for biodiversity, and gives the opportunity to people to diversify their sources of income. The agroecological farm “Swani Tiqa” in Morocco and “Sow Ranch” Farm in Senegal are two examples of how and why migrants engage themselves into agroecology. 

Read more on the topic in IOM`s publication Migration and Agroecology in West Africa.