Image of Africa with the Sahel region slightly enhanced
A region wide assessment of land system resilience and climate
robustness in the agricultural frontline of Sahel
- the triple exposure of local livelihood strategies and food provision
to climate change, population pressure and globalization


Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen
Department of Geography, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey
Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, CNRST, Ouagadougou
Department of Geography and Geology, University of Ouagadougou
ISE, University Cheikh Anta Diop

University of Copenhagen
Department of Geography and Geology
The reseach group from DGG-UC has expertise in research issues related to natural resource management strategies in rural landscapes, including adaptation to climate change. The focus is on land use and land cover systems viewed in an interdisciplinary perspective, i.e. relating land use dynamics to their larger scale contexts of biophysical, cultural, socio-economic, institutional or demographic nature. The group has a considerable record in Earth Observation in the Sahelian environment.
Staff: Anette Reenberg, Rasmus Fensholt, Ole Mertz, Kjeld Rasmussen, Bjarne Fog, Laura Vang Rasmussen

Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey,
Department of Geography
The department has main emphasis on rural development, environmental protection, and demographic development in the countryside and urban centres. Recently the technical capability has been ameliorated by audio-visual equipment and GIS technologies.
Staff: Ibrahim Bouzou Moussa.

INERA, CNRST, Ouagadougou
Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles
The institute is leading for the agricultural and environmental research in Burkina Faso. The institute aims at prroviding lasting contribution to the agricultural and environmental research in Burkina Faso; it works with valorisation of the acquired scientific and economic results, promotion and development of optimal regional agricultural and environmental practice and direct connections between research and end-users.
Staff: Leopold Some,

University of Ouagadougou,
Department of Geography
DG is a large university department, responsible for geography education in Burkina Faso. It has experience in GIS-remote sensing and multidisciplinary approached to environmental issues.
Staff: Pierre Zoungrana, E. D. Da

University Cheikh Anta Diop
Established in 1978 as a postgraduate training and research institute within the Faculty of Sciences at the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal, ISE has carried out various research programmes related to the management and assessment of the environment, agriculture, natural resources and development.
Staff: Cheikh Mbow


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