Increasing Resilience of Ecosystems and Communities through Restoration of the Productive Bases of Salinized Lands
- Health, food and water security
- Livelihoods of people and communities
- Ecosystems and ecosystem services
- Infrastructure and built environment
- #15 Life on land
Location & People
- Senegal SN
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
- Instrument Grant USD
- National Soil Science Institute Grant USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- Access Modality: Direct (National)
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Senegal
- National Soil Science Institute (INP) Senegal
- Réseau Africain pour le Développement Intégré (RADI) Senegal
Causes of land salinization in Senegal linked to climate change include persistent drought; low infiltration of fresh water, leading to salt water intrusion; rising sea level, causing saltwater encroachment on land; and the combined effect of reduced rainfall and increasing temperatures.
The project will strengthen the capacity to develop desalinization and land management plans, raise awareness, and improve knowledge by creating maps and a real-time database of salinized land.
Activities to reduce the impacts of salinization will be undertaken including the construction of small dams and artificial basins, large ponds, anti-salt works, and use of drip irrigation. Biological measures will include reforestation, protection of soils against erosion, mangrove restoration, promotion of biosaline agriculture, and use of natural phosphate, manures, and composts to improve soil fertility.
Food security will increase through improved production using adapted seeds, better food security stocks, improved processing units, and organization of farming partnerships and cooperatives.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 4 years.
|Document title||Published date|
|Funding proposal||28 Feb 2017|
- Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) Dr. Assize Toure Mr. Dethie Soumare Ndiaye Tel: +221 338258066