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State of Knowledge on CSA in Africa : Case Studies from Burkina Faso, Senegal and Sierra Leone

The level of poverty and food insecurity in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Sierra Leone is high and human development, agricultural production and incomes are low and external trade balance negative. Adaptive capacity of small-scale farmers to respond to climate change is low. The variability of annual acreage harvested, yield and production of major food crops suggests a need for careful projections and interpretation of crop responses to CSA practices, in the context of a multi-stressor environment. This poses challenges for development planning by governments of the three countries.

CSA in its true comprehensive form is not yet farmer’s practice ; rather elements of CSA are being implemented in all three countries studied. Many were developed initially for the purpose increasing agricultural productivity and protecting the natural resource base. There are components CSA practices in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Sierra Leone that are gaining wide popularity. They all have goals of improved production/food security, adaptation and mitigation and Management and risk management.

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Publié le 19 septembre 2017

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