Diourbel Region, Senegal
Policy Requirements for Farmer Investment in Semi-Arid Africa:
About the study
In the Senegal study long-term change in agriculture, natural resource management and rural livelihoods are linked with investment in the Diourbel Region (which forms the northern part of the "Bassin Arachidier") over the period 1960-1999. The aim of the study is policy lessons to facilitate investment by small-scale farmers. Led by Dr Abdou Fall (International Trypano-tolerance Centre), the Senegal team included Dr Aminata Niane Badiane, Dr Mamadou Khouma, and Dr Modou Sène (all of Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles), Cheikh Ly (EISMV), Abdourahmane Barry (Direction de la Prévision et de la Statistique), Djibril Coulibaly (independent consultant), Dr Adama Faye (Bureau d'Appui de la Coopération Sénégalo-Suisse), Dr Matar Gaye (Institut Africain de Développement Économique et Planification), Dr Mamadou Dione, Dr Henri Lo (l'Université de Cheikh Anta Diop), Dr Syaka Sadio (Bureau d'Etudes et Développement), Wendy Wilson Fall (independent consultant) and the Centre de Suivi Écologique team, led by Dr Magatte Ba. Dr. Adama Faye, who had worked closely with Dr Abdou Fall throughout, took over in the final stages and carried out the subsequent endorsement exercise.
The results are published in Drylands Research Working Papers 12-23: Senegal Series.
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