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Using geospatial data to analyse and prioritize investments for agricultural value chains - the case of Senegal

Geospatial data can support IFAD projects in analysing agricultural value chains and prioritizing investments. An important contribution is to monitor existing project interventions but also designing new ones based on future developments. Earth Observation (EO) for better-informed Decision Making (EODM) is a three year WCA grant that has supported different IFAD initiatives in Senegal (and in Cameroon and Mali). This is the work EODM carried out in Senegal together with the Programme d'Appui au Développement Agricole et à l'Entreprenariat Rural (PADAER) project and the Centre de Suivi Écologique (CSE), a national technical partner of IFAD. Activities are implemented in the PADAER area intervention. The work targeted the Communes of Makacolibantang (Tambacounda Region, Tambacounda Department), Bandafassi (Kédougou Region, Kédougou Department), and Ndorna (Kolda Region, Médina Yoro Foulah Department) in Senegal, which represent areas of high production for cereals in the countr…

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