Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR)

IPAR is Francophone research institute that focuses on proposals for agricultural and rural policy making in Senegal and the West African region.The initiative was founded in 2005 by specialists in agriculture who were interested in creating permanent spaces for foresight and strategic thinking. The current staff and Executive Directorate of the IPAR consist of a multidisciplinary team of sociologists, economists and agronomists. http://www.ipar.sn/spip.php

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A New Trans-Disciplinary Approach to Regional Integrated Assessment of Climate Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

The mission of AGMIP is to provide effective science-based agricultural decision-making models and assessments of climate variability and change and sustainable farming systems to achieve local-to-global food security. The presentation starts with a brief discussion on AGMIP's (the agricultural model inter comparison and improvement project) 3 focus areas : i.e. Modelling for sustainable...

Contrat - Cadre Beneficiaires 2013 – Lot N°1 : Developpement Rural et Securite Alimentaire - Analyse d'économie Politique (PEA) des Filières de l'Arachide et du Riz au Sénégal Rapport final – Mai 2016 / Contract regarding Beneficiaries Framework for 2013 - Set No 1: Rural Development and Food Security - Analysis of the Political Economy (PEA) of Value Chains of Groundnuts and Rice in Senegal - Final Report - May 2016

This report is based on the assumption that the European Union, and other technical and financial partners (TFP), are committed to support the government of Senegal in its efforts to achieve the objectives that it has set in its Program in order to accelerate the Pace of Senegalese Agriculture (PRACAS) in the areas of rice and peanut production. These two sectors have already been the subject of...

Changement Climatiques a l'Horizon 2050 - Scenarii d'Adaptation pour L'Agriculture / Climate Change on the Horizon of 2050 - Agricultural Adaptation Situations

Climate change will have negative impacts on agriculture worldwide and could, by 2050 lower crop yields. Researchers with undisputed expertise have gathered in Dakar from 22 to 27 February 2016 to engage in talks in order to reach adaptation scenarios to bring about solutions to this./ Les changements climatiques vont avoir des impacts négatifs sur l’agriculture à l’échelle mondiale et risquent...

Improving Rice Self-Sufficiency Policies in West-Africa: Challenges and Opportunities - Dakar Workshop Report

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Published: 2016
In this report, an account of the main discussion items is reflected, as well as analyses and proposals made for the improvement of rice self-sufficiency policies in West Africa. The first section summarizes an inaugural conference on the challenges and prospects of rice self-sufficiency policies in West-Africa. Following onto this is presentations and discussions related on topics of interest...

Measuring Sustainable Development for Post 2015 in Senegal

This report reveals Senegal’s national-level priorities under the post-2015 agenda and includes an assessment of the adequacy of data available for measuring post-2015 progress. In consultation with national stakeholders, IPAR identified opportunities and challenges with regard to improving the quality, accessibility and transparency of data in Senegal. The report’s findings are based on several...

Comprendre les Changements dans l’accès et l’Utilisation de la Terre par les Populations Rurales Pauvres en Afrique Subsaharienne : Cas du Sénégal / Understanding Changes in Access to Land and Land use by the Rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Senegalese Case

The main aim of this research is to improve the understanding of the evolution of access to land and land use by rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa including Senegal. The results of the research will be used to feed the design and implementation of policies, reforms, inclusive development projects and programs. Specifically, the research has three objectives: 1) To enable technical and...

Emploi des Jeunes et Migration en Afrique de l'Ouest (EJMAO) / Youth Employment and Migration in West Africa

The project "Youth Employment and Migration in West Africa" (EJMAO) aims to explore policies to address the challenges of employment which West African societies are facing. The research aims to improve its understanding of the challenges young people face in rural areas and to analyze migration patterns and urban activities in which young people engage in cities. Specifically, the...

Ameliorer la Gouvernance Forestiere au Senegal : Enjeux Actuels et Perspectives / Improving the Governance of Forestry in Senegal: Current Issues and Prospects

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Published: 2015
Combined reflections that are developed as part of the National Commission for Land Reform offer the opportunity to conduct in-depth discussions on the challenges to improve forest governance. These preliminary assessments and adjacent reflections allow for a series of recommendations to the attention of stakeholders in forest governance in Senegal, including the central government, local...

De la Necessite d'Élaborer une Politique Fonciere: Points de Vue des Acteurs Non Gouvernementaux (Ang) Sur les Enjeux d'une Reforme Fonciere au Senegal / The Necessity to Formulate a Land Policy: Views of Non Governmental Actors on Issues of Land Reform in Senegal

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Published: 2015
The main objective of this study is to assess qualitatively and quantitatively, potential contributions of the diaspora in the overall strategy development of Cameroon and the legitimate expectations of the diaspora to create frameworks for dialogue and cooperation with the homeland. The testimonies collected from the civil society actors indicate that their intervention helped to put the debate...

Subventions des Intrants Agricoles au Sénégal : Controverses et Réalités Rapport Annuel sur l’état de l’Agriculture et du Monde Rural au Sénégal / Input Farming Subsidies in Senegal: Controversies and Realities 2015 Annual Report on the State of Agriculture and Rural Areas in Senegal

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Published: 2015
This report on the state of agriculture and rural areas in Senegal, aims to initiate a public debate backed by quality research. Through peaceful dialogue, this is to contribute continuous improvement of public policies in the agricultural and rural sector. Its realization has received multifaceted support and this also supports all categories of actors that are concerned about the opening of...

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