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In: West African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis


  • Khouma, Mamadou
  • Jalloh, Abdulai
  • Thomas, Timothy S.
  • Nelson, Gerald C.


Senegal is the most westerly state of West Africa. The country is relatively flat, with low relief. Its total land area is 196,192 square kilometers. Its northern border, which is shared with Mauritania, is defined by the Senegal River. The Falémé River delineates part of the eastern border with Mali; Guinea and Guinea-Bissau are Senegal’s southern neighbors, and Gambia forms an enclave along the Gambia River in the southern part of the country. The population of Senegal is estimated at more than 12 million. The severe drought at the end of the 1960s and in the early 1970s exacerbated the already substantial rural–urban migration that was taking place.

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  • Khouma, Mamadou & Jalloh, Abdulai & Thomas, Timothy S. & Nelson, Gerald C., 2013. "Senegal," IFPRI book chapters,in: Jalloh, Abdulai & Nelson, Gerald C. & Thomas, Timothy S. & Zougmore, Robert & Roy-Macauley, Harold (ed.), West African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis, chapter 11, pages 291-322 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifpric:9780896292048-11

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    1. You, Liangzhi & Wood, Stanley, 2006. "An entropy approach to spatial disaggregation of agricultural production," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 90(1-3), pages 329-347, October.
    2. Nelson, Gerald C. & Rosegrant, Mark W. & Palazzo, Amanda & Gray, Ian & Ingersoll, Christina & Robertson, Richard & Tokgoz, Simla & Zhu, Tingju & Sulser, Timothy B. & Ringler, Claudia & Msangi, Siwa & , 2010. "Food security, farming, and climate change to 2050: Scenarios, results, policy options," Research reports Gerald C. Nelson, et al., International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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