Resolving Senegal's crisis of renewable natural resources: A framework for policy development
AuthorLy, Adama, 1953-
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Political Science, Public Administration.
Agriculture, Range Management.
AdvisorZwolinski, Malcolm J.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe renewable natural resources (RNR) of Senegal form the basis of socioeconomic development for the population of this Sahelian country of West Africa. However, because of the current maladapted policies and practices, these resources are in a crisis that has led to a major degradation of the socioeconomic and environmental conditions. To solve these socioeconomic and environmental problems, many solutions have been developed and implemented. However, because of their disregard for both socioeconomic and traditional cultural values, these attempted solutions have often contributed to the problems. To resolve this crisis, Senegal needs to adopt a new integrated management approach along with new integrated natural resources tenure and decentralization policies. Considering the country's limited economic means, the urgent need for policy change, and the necessary progressive implementation of a new policy, this new natural resources policy will need to be developed incrementally. It should take into account the existing policies and examine different alternatives from the current ecological, economic, and sociocultural situation.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Renewable Natural Resources