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KORE - Knowledge Sharing Platform on Resilience

Policy brief
03/07/2017
  Agriculture is the mainstay of the Kenyan economy, contributing to approximately 26 percent of the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Pastoralist and agricultural activities are dependent on rain for sustainability. Erratic rainfall has led to significant reduction in crop and [...]
15/05/2017
  Senegal has experienced a higher economic growth with reference to other neighbour countries over the coast of West Africa, since its independence from France in 1960. However, in 2010, the country registered 46.7 percent of its population as being under [...]
Policy brief
10/10/2016
Matam is one of the poorest and most food-insecure regions of Senegal. Its economy is largely based on agriculture and pastoralism, thus vulnerable to climatic changes and socio-economic shocks. Matam experiences infrastructure weakness and poor access to many basic services, [...]
05/09/2016
Matam is one of the poorest regions of Senegal. Located in the northeast of the country, more than 45 percent of the population of Matam is under the poverty line. In this region, agriculture and pastoralism are the largest economic [...]
01/12/2014
  In the Sahel area agriculture is subject to unfavorable weather conditions, ultimately resulting in low crop production. In addition, smallholder farmers are often forced to sell their produce immediately after harvest — when everyone else is selling and prices are [...]
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