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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Southern Voice Measuring Post-2015 Sustainable Development in Senegal Phase II Follow-up Study

This report recommends, through an inclusive plan of action, concrete proposals that are consistent with national needs yet responsive to international challenges. A first recommendation is to ensure a strong political leadership and commitment from key decision-makers. This will facilitate a good ownership of the SDGs, and therefore their alignment with the Senegal’s new economic and social...

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...

Évaluation Économique Ex-Post des Barrages de Niandouba et Confluent au Senegal / Retrospective Economic Evaluation of the Niandouba and Confluent Dams in Senegal

The people of the Sahel progress in terms of agro-climatic and economic vulnerability while the investment in water control is limited. The irrigation potential to mitigate this vulnerability is behind the renewed interest of States and development partners for increased investment in this area. In order to draw lessons from past experiences and optimize the profitability of large hydraulic...

Outils Juridiques pour l'Emancipation des Citoyens Concertation Paysanne pour l'Influence de la Loi d'Orientation Agro Sylvo Pastorale au Senegal /Legal Instruments for the Emancipation of Peasant Citizens Dialogue Regarding the Influence of Agro Sylvo Pastoral Guidance Laws in Senegal

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Published: 2015
The experiment proposed in this case concerns the influence of farmers' organizations in the process of developing the Agro-Sylvo Pastoral Guidance Law (LOASP) in Senegal between 2002 and 2004. In addition to documenting this process, it is important to be interested in similar initiatives developed by non-governmental actors in the development of public policy. The methodology used in the...

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