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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Africa: farming versus climate change

In Senegal, the stock farming sector represents 55% to 75% of the income of farming families as against 40% in mixed stock and crop farming, says Ministry of Agriculture representative Dr Massata Niang. According to a number of studies that have already been conducted, the intensive farming systems found mainly in the countries of the North have the least impact on the environment.  Fewer studies have looked at what is happening in the South, however. According to the director of Isra: "The real impact of farming practices in the North and South on climate change must therefore be properly assessed."

Source: lequotidien.sn