SustainSahel project's full name is 'Synergistic use and protection of natural resources for rural livelihoods through systematic integration of crops, shrubs and livestock in the Sahel'. The overall goal of SustainSahel is to promote practices which enhance soil quality and yields, build resilience towards climate change, and contribute to food security and better livelihoods. The project's approach is embedded within the themes of agroecology, organic agriculture and elements of conservation agriculture. SustainSahel has 17 partners from 9 countries, representing the European and African continents. The project is coordinated by FiBL and is funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union's framework programme for research and innovation.