Sentinel landscapes

West Africa sentinel landscape

Vegetation in the Sahel region, Africa, is mainly composed of stunted and scattered trees,shrubs, bushes and grasses. Photo by D. Tiveau/CIFOR

The West Africa sentinel landscape is found within a transect that spans the northeast of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Northern Togo. This transect also includes the Niger Basin and the Volta.

Research seeks to generate data on landscape performance over time, to permit identification and interpretation of these thresholds with respect to potential impacts on poverty, food security, human nutrition and sustainable natural resource management.Read More

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