Photo: Wageningen UR | Maciej Czekajewski / Shutterstock

Photo: Wageningen UR | Maciej Czekajewski / Shutterstock

Differentiated intensification processes in the Old Groundnut Basin
Area:
Senegal
Products: Cereals, oilseeds, horticultural products and fruits
Intensification drivers: Small irrigation, diversification, migratory processes, land redistribution, agribusiness initiatives, climate change.
Motivation:
The chosen region is the Groundnut Basin of Senegal. It represents many interesting features as differentiated intensification dynamics and changes in crops and land use are on-going: sorghum instead of pearl millet, maize instead of sorghum, increasing agroforestry with Faidherbia, etc. In addition to demographic and land use changes, the emergence of value chains and climate change appears to be new drivers for change.
Report: Please download the complete In Depth Case Study report here.