Senegal

Innovation is happening in the crowded suburb of Dakar, and women are at the forefront of it all.

 

Innovation is happening in the crowded suburb of Dakar, and women are at the forefront of it all.

Photo by Sandro Bozzolo
AICCRA-Senegal helps farmers adapt to climate change by expanding access to climate information services and climate-smart agriculture.

The team's partnerships build on existing scientific and educational networks in Senegal and across West Africa. 

Through these, they enhance the capacity of public institutions and private enterprise to deliver climate information services and climate-smart agriculture along value chains vital to the Senegalese economy. 

To sustainably support climate information services and climate-smart agriculture, the AICCRA-Senegal team will create training programs for agricultural researchers and extension workers, while establishing 'AgriTech' innovation platforms. 

AICCRA-Senegal is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with:

  • The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

  • International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

  • Agence Nationale de Conseil Agricole et Rural (ANCAR)

  • Centre d’Études Régional pour L’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS)

  • Agence nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie (ANACIM)

  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

With integration of private sector enterprises, including:

  • Jokalante
  • Mlouma

  • Compagnie Nationale d'Assurance Agricole du Sénégal (CNAAS)

  • myAgro

AICCRA-Senegal was initially led by ICRISAT in 2021.