The climate change analysis summarized in this annex aims to inform USAID/Senegal's CDCS and ensure that the strategy is responsive to climate risks while strengthening Senegal's resilience and self-reliance.
In a crowded banquet hall in Niamey, a dozen people gather around a large piece of paper, chatting excitedly in Hausa and French. They are a diverse group - farmers from hours outside the capital, radio broadcasters, extension agents, meteorologists, government officials and a smattering of NGO workers.
The Ferlo region of north-central Senegal is a vast expanse of dry savannah covering over a third of the country’s total area. With only a few small, scattered settlements, this region is almost exclusively reserved for pastoralism, both by tradition and government policy.
Since the 1970s, the Sahel region of northern Africa has been experiencing ongoing drought. The ecological, economic and social impacts are far-reaching, and coastal and estuarine ecosystems have
not been spared.
CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
Ce rapport résume une initiative de recherche sur les services d’information climatique (CISRI), qui a piloté une méthodologie participative de cartographie du système des services d’informations climatique (SIC) au Sénégal et au Niger.