© S. Taugourdeau, CIRAD

Pastoralism and drylands in West Africa - PPZS

Understanding pastoral systems and working to develop them and integrate them into national economies.

In spite of the widespread crisis affecting the Sahel, pastoral livestock production is still a major way of life and a key production system in the arid zones of Africa. Within this context, its sustainability depends on its ability to preserve natural environments and to co-exist with other activities. The platform is working towards sustainable pastoral livestock production that is better integrated into national economies and articulated with other production systems in dry zones.



  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)


  • Centre de suivi écologique (CSE)
  • Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles (ISRA)
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD)