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Ka, A., Maman, W. M., Rasmussen, K. & Coulibaly, D. 2009. Livestock in the Sahel and the climate change. Work presented at Third International AMMA Conference, July 20—24, at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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Categories: Environment and Climate Monitoring, Society-Environment-Climate interactions
Keywords: Climate, Early warning system
Creators: Coulibaly, Ka, Maman, Rasmussen
Publisher: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
Collection: Third International AMMA Conference

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Abstract
Livestock, socio-economic activity and important in the Sahel, has faced upheavals resulting from years of drought and inappropriate policies. This crisis situation is reinforced by climate change. Despite these upheavals related mainly to climate variability in the Sahel, the farming activities account for 10 to 20% to the Gross Domestic Product.
To achieve the objectives of livestock development, it should improve the knowledge of the society-environment interactions-climate through a better understanding of the evolution of farming systems, animal and practices.
The results of investigations from questionnaires and interview guides administered to households in study sites have shown that food and water are becoming scarce. The effects of climate change result also in significant displacements of people and animals, changes in farming systems and farming practices.
Faced with the negative impacts of climate on livestock, pastoralists are trying to find solutions to mitigate the climate change effects. The study allowed also an inventory of strategies for an environmental monitoring and early warning systems.
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