Tsetse fly eradication, Senegal

Case study Identity Card

Long title:  Tsetse fly elimination project in the Niayes area of Senegal to promote intensive farming
Impact assessment: in itinere
Geographical coverage of the case: Niayes area (1000Km2), Senegal
Research department: Bios
Research unit: Cmaee
Case study team: Jeremy Bouyer (CIRAD, Cmaee), Fanny Bouyer (CIRAD, Cmaee / ISRA), Momar Talla Seck (ISRA), Carole Nyonse (ISRA), Véronique Alary (CIRAD, Selmet)
Years covered: 2007-…

Case study description

The innovation under study

In Senegal, a tsetse fly eradication project has been implemented in the Niayes area, based on an integrated control strategy. Because of its climate, this area near Dakar is suitable for intensified cattle farming, but an isolated tsetse fly population is continuing to transmit trypanosomosis, reducing milk and meat production and animal draught by around 30% and hindering intensification. By controlling the disease, the project aims to enable communities of livestock farmers who so wish to adopt more productive breeds and to reduce herd sizes in a context in which land constraints restrict that size and pose feeding problems. Each stage of the project involved methodological and technological innovation through major operational research, thanks to a strong partnership between veterinary services and researchers.

Stakeholders

Stakeholders involved in the innovation process

Value chain stakeholders : Cattle farmers and farmers associations
Research stakeholders : ISRA, CIRAD
Civil society stakeholders : Domaine du Kalahari (aerial releases)
Institutional stakeholders : Vet Services (Ministry of Livestock) and Ministry of Agriculture
Others (International): FAO-IAEA, US-State Department

Stakeholders impacted by the innovation process

Value chain stakeholders : Cattle farmers and farmers associations
Civil society stakeholders : Domaine du Kalahari (aerial releases)
Institutional stakeholders : Vet Services

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