Research information from Organisations and projects in Senegal

Projects with partners - Senegal (11)

  • African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE)

    The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) is a network of 127 educational institutions in Africa whose objective is to strengthen the teaching of multi-disciplinary approaches to land management. The ANAFE Coordination Unit is hosted at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi. This provides a vantage for network management, linkages with the research and development activities of ICRAF and its partners, and convenient communication facilities.

  • Climate change and the poor: Linking local adaptation needs to policy and institutional structures

    Objectives: To ensure that policy solutions and resources to assist adaptation by the most vulnerable countries and groups are targetted wisely, and to avoid undermining locally determined adaptation strategies. Background: Climate change is a serious risk to poverty reduction and threatens to undo decades of development. Some adverse impacts cannot be averted and will fall disproportionately on vulnerable countries and the poorest, potentially jeopardising achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, in particular, those related to eradication of poverty and hunger, health and sustainable development. Many international organisations and research bodies have recently concluded that adaptation planning must be undertaken immediately if additional burdens imposed by negative climate impacts are to be averted, particularly on already vulnerable low-income countries and other countries vulnerable to climate impacts.

  • CORAF-WECARD Promoting fonio production in West and Central Africa through germplasm management and improvement of post-harvest technology

    Goal: To improve the seed systems and on-farm germplasm management of fonio, and conserve the genetic diversity of the species as well as to enhance the processing of fonio Outputs: - Seed systems and on-farm germplasm management of fonio are improved - The genetic diversity of fonio is collected and conserved - Processing and marketing of fonio are enhanced

  • Amélioration de la rentabilité de la filière cotonnière sénégalaise par une meilleure valorisation des sous-produits du coton-graine

    Au Sénégal, le coût et le manque de disponibilité d'aliments de qualité constituent des contraintes importantes au développement de l'aviculture et de l'élevage des animaux de trait monogastriques (ânes et chevaux) qui jouent un rôle essentiel dans les opérations culturales et le transport. Le développement de variétés de cotonnier présentant une très faible teneur en gossypol dans l'amande des graines permettrait de limiter sensiblement ces contraintes et d'améliorer la rentabilité de la filière cotonnière en augmentant la valeur des sous-produits de la culture, en diminuant les coût d'extraction de l'huile et en rendant les tourteaux produits directement utilisables pour l'alimentation des animaux monogastriques. Ces nouvelles variétés doivent cependant continuer à produire du gossypol en quantité suffisante dans tous les organes aériens sous peine de voir augmenter fortement leur sensibilité aux attaques des nombreux ravageurs de la culture.

  • Development methods of training for SME

    The project is a capitalization of best practices about business developping services used to support creating or consolidation enterprises in poor areas. It is a package of items, methods which could be appropriated by users

  • Mobilizing regional diversity for creating new potentials for pearl millet and sorghum farmers in West and Central Africa

    To enhance rural livelihoods and household food security in pearl millet-and sorghumgrowing areas of WCA through cultivation of adapted, higher-yielding and stable cultivars of these staple cerealsTo assist NARS in the target countries to more effectively utilize genetic diversity of locally adapted, farmer-preferred photoperiod-sensitive, pearl millet and sorghum germplasm in their breeding programs

  • Pastoralisme (Cirad URP)

    Pastoral systems provide a living for almost 20 million people in Sahelian Africa. However, land development through animal production is rarely recognized nowadays. If these systems are to be taken into account in future agricultural policies and resource exploitation is to be sustainable, it is crucial to introduce suitable production technologies and management methods and compile a stock of relevant scientific information so as to monitor change. The unit, also known as the Dry Zone Pastoral Research Pole, is working on the one hand on the dynamics of pastoral systems and their degree of vulnerability, and on the other hand on the interactions between social and biological systems. It also analyses the organizational levels in pastoral societies and develops decision support tools to boost the capacities of basic communities. This should serve to promote traditional resource management methods, improve access to land ownership for animal production, and increase the contribution made by pastoral systems to national economies.

  • Mise en place de formations diplômantes spécialisées sur l'adaptation des espèces cultivées et l'amélioration de la production agricole en zone sèche

    Les objectifs du projet sont de proposer une formation d'au moins une soixantaine d'ingénieurs agronomes et de diplômés du 3ème cycle de haut niveau, avec un moindre coût, toute en favorisant la confrontation des concepts, méthodologies et techniques développées dans les pays du Nord à la réalité des effets de la sécheresse sur la production agricole en zones sèches d'Afrique subsaharienne. PROMOTEUR: Jean-Paul DELHAYE, (ULB)

  • Appui scientifique et pédagogique à la formation doctorale en Nutrition et Alimentation de la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD).

    Objectif général: Appuyer la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de l'UCAD dans son effort de mise en place d'une formation doctorale en Nutrition et Alimentation. Objectifs spécifiques: Aménagement et bon fonctionnement des laboratoires; Amélioration des capacités nationales d'expertises, de services (analyses de laboratoire, banques de données) et de recherche en nutrition et alimentation, ainsi que d'intervention dans ces domaines et dans la prévention des maladies nutritionnelles. PROMOTEUR: M. Hennart, (ULB)

  • Upgrading quality and competitiveness of fonio for improved livelihoods in West Africa

    This project aims at increasing the value of fonio. We will provide stakeholders and local decision makers with information on the potentialities of this tiny grain. We will also work out, with them, suitable and sustainable solutions to increase the supply of high quality processed products for local and niche export markets. As scientific and technical data concerning this under-utilized tropical cereal are scarce and very often incomplete, we will first acquire an in-depth knowledge about fonio. Namely, we will focus on its biochemical composition and its technological, cooking and nutritional qualities. We will identify the ecotypes with the best agronomic, technological and commercial potential. By developing adapted processes, we will work to improve quality of the local product and to make new products. This should be done so as to enhance regional trade and to stimulate exports of both good quality white fonio and high added value new products.

  • Use of waste water in urban agriculture in the Dakar area, Senegal: an interdisciplinary study towards sustainability

    The project aims to assess two widespread practices used in irrigated agriculture in developing countries: (1) the use of untreated or poorly treated wastewater or mixtures of wastewater with groundwater water in order to supply for the lack of fresh water (during the dry seasons) and (2) the massive use of pesticides. The area to be studied is the costal area of Dakar, whose urban agriculture provides more than 60% of the vegetable production for the 2.3 million inhabitants living there. By studying the current agronomic practices, testing low cost extensive wastewater treatment methods and by studying in detail the current interaction between water contaminants (micro-organisms, macro-and micro-pollutants), farm products, soils and groundwater, we do a complete environmental and socio-economic assessment.