West Africa

Project: AGRHYMET Regional Centre (ARC)

The Centre Regional de Formation et d'Application en Agrométéorologie et Hydrologie Opérationne Institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) analyses satellite imagery from the nine member states to... Link | Read more...

African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)

Professional association of African organisations aimed at improving local capacity in the field of remote sensing and GIS for resources management, environmental assessment and global changes studies. Link | Read more...

Vital Climate Change Graphics

Image bank and PDF paphlet of graphics from UNEP illustrating different aspects of climate change issues. The contents of the publication are accessible on the web site, where all graphics are reproduced in data formats that can be downloaded for further use. | Read more...

Dakoro calling

Climate change affects us all, but Africa is literally in the hot-seat. The continent warmed up by 0.7 degrees over the course of the 20th century, according to a report issued at last November’s UN Climate Change Conference in Nairobi. Read more...

Ghanaian cocoa farmer videos tackle pod pest

In Ghana, cocoa farmers are learning to produce videos that teach improved cultivation principles and pest management to their fellow farmers in order to tackle black pod disease, which can result in major crop losses. Read more...

Puppet newsreader covers food security, grain prices

Every month, people across Burkina Faso stop what they are doing to watch TV Koodo, a TV show broadcasting market prices for cattle and cereals. The programme's host is one of the country’s biggest stars. Read more...

Camcorders, cassava and crude

For years, farming and fishing communities in the Niger Delta have objected to frequent oil spills and gas flaring that pollutes their lands and waters. Crackdowns on community protests, insufficient mitigating measures by the oil companies, theft... Read more...

Murky, murky waters

Dakar’s market gardeners often break into sewage mains to access untreated wastewater to use on their crops. We look at a project employing GIS to analyze the health and environmental risks of this phenomenon. Read more...

Waste not, want not: satellite soil mapping in Mali and Burkina Faso

Leo Van Den Berg looks at how researchers employed remotely sensed satellite imagery and GIS to track the use of organic waste in urban agriculture in West Africa. Read more...

Carbon sequestration: pulling off an ecological hat-trick?

Dr Assise Touré explains how remote sensing and computer simulations are helping West Africa to take advantage of the Clean Development Mechanism. Read more...

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