Concern has established protected wells at each community nursery and is currently working on promoting other water infrastructures.

Communities have raised worries about the financial sustainability of the community nurseries, and for this reason, a value chain and market survey will be conducted to identify opportunities for income generation, thus motivating communities to become self-sufficient. Chad has no specific policy on agroforestry, and the lack of institutional knowledge greatly limits the resources allocated for promoting it across the country. Dialogue with relevant public institutions has been initiated to ensure that agroforestry will be included in future environmental and agricultural policies and also to reduce local-level barriers to its implementation. More advocacy work will be needed to achieve these objectives.

Early warning systems in Chad: forecasting food security

Early warning is a key component in eliciting and informing a timely response to a drought to protect lives and livelihoods before they are threatened.