Institut d'Economie Rural, Mali; Laboratorie des Mecanismes et Transfers en Geologie, Mali (Mali); Institut Senegalaise de Recherches Agricoles, Senegal (Senegal); Texas A&M University; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Near East Foundation; Cooperative League of the U.S.A. (US)
Jay Angerer; Matthew Turner
In response to increased conflict between mobile livestock producers and rice farmers, GSFA/ RIVERS is predicting the impact of climate change on vegetation in the Niger and Senegal River floodplains. This ecosystem supports livestock production through forage and rice cultivation. GSFA/RIVERS will enhance food security for and reduce conflicts between rice farmers and pastoralists by identifying areas where conversion to rice cultivation may be least disruptive to livestock production and movements of pastoralists and their livestock.
1. Understand vegetative impact of climate change in riverine systems 2. Estimate the costs/benefits of converting land to irrigated rice cultivation in riverine systems 3. Document transhumance patterns in multiple communities using riverine resources