The plan describes how it will add value to strengthen the institutional capacities that would build the resilience of rural livelihoods in Semi -Arid Zone of Africa by leading, coordinating and facilitating the formulation of appropriate policies and programmes.
This Strategic and Operational Plan (SOP, 2019 – 2023) describes the vision, mandate and strategic objectives that AUSAFGRAD intends to pursue over the next five years in support
of ameliorating rural livelihoods in the SAZs of Africa.
Desertification has played a significant role in human history, contributing to the collapse of several large empires, as well as causing displacement and relocation of local populations. It is also the cause of most conflicts arising from natural resources use with attendant loss of lives and properties and large scale emigration.