Fact Sheet 2012–3123
This brief report, drawing from a multi-year effort by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), identifies modest declines in rainfall, accompanied by increases in air temperatures. These analyses are based on quality-controlled station observations.
First posted October 15, 2012
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Funk, C., Rowland, J., Adoum, A., Eilerts, G., Verdin, J., and White, L., 2012, A climate trend analysis of Senegal, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3123, 4 p.
Food Security Context
Rainfall Remains Below Normal
Much Warmer Air Temperatures
Population Growth Has Not Been Matched by Agricultural Development
Some Implications For Food Security and Adaptation
Objectives and Methods