Climate Integration Case Study: USAID/Senegal’s Naatal Mbay
Climate variability and change is one of many challenges that USAID development projects are addressing. This case study explores how USAID/Senegal's Naatal Mbay project is addressing climate risks in the agriculture sector.
Senegal’s low resilience to climatic and economic shocks limits the contribution of agriculture to the country’s economic growth and threatens the achievement of the USAID/Senegal’s development objectives. The goal of Naatal Mbay is to expand and scale-up access to technologies and management practices that enhance productivity and facilitate market integration. Naatal Mbay includes training in the use of a climate-smart agriculture approach, climate information services, and rain-index insurance.
By 2016, Naatal Mbay increased the capacity of 67,921 stakeholders to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Also in 2016, Naatal Mbay increased the access of 2,515 millet farmers and 18,508 rainfed-rice and maize-farmers to rainfall data through its expanded network of rain gauges, enabling farmers to access daily and seasonal rainfall data to help manage production risks from rainfall variability and drought.