An integrated cereal-livestock-tree system for sustainable land use and improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Sahel (CerLiveTreeS)
Duration: 01/Jul/2011 - 30/Jun/2014
Locations: West and Central Africa
Donor: Other international or regional organization,Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Developpement Agricoles (CORAF)-Senegal
CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Systems
The project aims at improving integrated cereal-livestock-tree systems and livelihoods of smallholder farmers through sustainable land use management in the Sahel in the context of agricultural land degradation and climate change. The project is implemented in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Niger and Senegal. The project focus is on optimizing and evaluating synergetic interventions in semi-arid areas of WCA having cereal-livestock-tree (CLT) production systems to enhance productivity, livelihoods and sustainability under changing climate; testing APSIM and WaNuLCAS models to predict improvements to semi-arid CLT systems; strengthening the capacity of key stakeholders; and develop awareness among policy makers and development actors, and establish market linkages.