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Overcoming the constraints of agriculture

Senegal, like all Sahelian countries, suffers from the combined effects of population growth and climate disturbances that affect its productive bio- system and induce degradation. This is manifested in different forms depending on the physical environment and production systems in different eco-geographic areas. Several factors are responsible for the degradation of land in Senegal, most notably industrial agriculture and soil salinization. The adverse effects of industrial agriculture originate from the use of chemical inputs and techniques that aim at short-term maximisation of productivity without necessarily considering the long-term effects. Such practices cause the degradation of the soil and the environment. In Senegal, the intensive production of groundnuts has been a major factor in land degradation. Land degradation also includes salinization, which is affecting more than 1.7 million hectares of soil (LADA 2009) in Senegal, and significantly affects the potential of agricultural production. To overcome the various problems linked to soil degradation and salinity, several local initiatives have been undertaken to regenerate the land for agricultural production. It is in this context that various projects have emerged in the groundnut basin with the Union of Tattaguine Communities (UCT) covering two Rural Communities, those of Diouroup and Tattaguine. 

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Издатель: The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
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Автор: AFSA
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Организация: The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
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Год: 2010
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Страна/страны: Senegal
Географический охват: Африки
Категория: Тематическое исследование
Язык контента: English
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