APTE-21

An agro-climatic extensions service and research project for smallholder agriculture

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The capacity of local farming communities to respond accordingly to rainfall extreme events is often constrained by lack of access to information, resources, improved technologies and advisory on smart practices. In the West African Sudan Sahel region, subsistence farming needs climate information, but farmers also need practical advisory on how this information can be translated into optimized actions.

APTE-21 project aims at exploring and exploiting the potential advantage of rainfall extremes for smallholder farming. In particular, the project will improve the production, access and use of local information on high impact weather/climate events to family farms in Bakel (Senegal), Ouahigouya & Dano (Burkina Faso) and Bolgatanga (Ghana). It uses proactive and participatory dissemination protocols such as “climate field schools”, community co-production, advisory and new technology (mobile phones, apps, and internet) for agro-climatic information extensions, and builds small on-farm infrastructure to alleviate negative impacts of rainfall extremes. Capacity building of actors and exchange of experiences are key outcomes of the project. Therefore APTE-21 project capitalizes on the achievements of previous projects (ReHCONS, AIDA, GCCA, S2S, etc.), trains high school students, and promotes gender equity.

Main cooperation partners

Direction Generale de la Meteorologie (Burkina Faso)
ANACIM (Senegal)
ENDA-Energie (Niger)
HydroScience Monpelier
CIRAD
LOCEAN
IRD (France)

Main funding partners

Fonds de Solidarité Prioritaire- Agriculture et Gestion des RIsques Climatiques: Outils et Recherches en Afrique (FSP AGRICORA), which is an initiative by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Funding period

30-month period (2016-2018)

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Contact

Dr. Seyni Salack
Principal Investigator
WASCAL Competence Centre (WASCAL CoC)
06 BP 9507 Ouagadougou 06

Tel: +226-25-37-54-29
Email: salack.s@wascal.org

People working in this area

APTE-21 Project Officer Aida Ganaba

Position:

  • Project Officer

Programs and Research Projects:

  • APTE-21

Dr. Seyni Salack

Position:

  • Senior Researcher

Programs and Research Projects:

  • APTE-21

Dr. Safiétou Sanfo

Position:

  • Junior Researcher

Programs and Research Projects:

  • Invest in Water
  • APTE-21

Dr. Omonlola Nadine Worou

Position:

  • Junior Researcher

Programs and Research Projects:

  • APTE-21

Atelier

ATELIER DE MISE EN RESEAU ET VALIDATION DES PROTOCOLES DU PROJET APTE-21
8-10 DECEMBRE 2016, SALLE DE CONFERENCE DE WASCAL COMPETENCE CENTER, OUAGADOUGOU,
BURKINA FASO