Senegal

Building the resilience and food security of farmer producers through climate information services (CINSERE* Project)

Climate Information Services (CIS)

  • >100,000 reached through SMS, voice messaging and radio broadcasts through 16 CIS of which 11 were for farming communities and 5 for fishing communities.

Training on CIS

  • 2,900 lead-farmers and fishermen trained to sensitize more than 80,000 in the effective use of CIS.

Impact

CIS aid on-farm decisions

  • 96% of the farmers effectively used CIS, of which 78% are very satisfied with the decisions they have taken, in terms of resilience and yield improvement.

Increase in crop yields with CIS combined with three different technologies

  • 49% increase with use of improved crop varieties
  • 40%  increase with use of fertilizers
  • 16% increase with agro-met advisories