Partnership for adapting Vulnerable Populations to Soil Salinization resulting from Climate Change in Sénégal

Soil salinization affects nearly all regions of Sénégal. Nearly a million hectares are affected by salinization and acidification. It is only in the last few years that researchers have understood the relation between soil salinization and climate change.

This project aims to increase the capacity of rural communities, community-based organizations, and local and national decision-makers to deal with soil salinization through collective and individual action. A multi-actor partnership will apply existing research results and test technological and sociological innovations to diversify income-generating productive activities (rice culture, bee keeping, fish farming, market gardening, crops for biofuels, agroforestry).

The research results are expected to inform development efforts and policy making.

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Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

End Date

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Butare, Innocent

Total funding

CA$ 720,500


Senegal, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Abdourahmane Tamba


Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles

Institution Country