USAID Grant to Study climate change and land use impacts on livestock production systems in the African Sahel

Dr. Niall Hanan, Dr. Lara Prihodko and Gray Tappan (USGS EROS) and a number of Malian academic and NGO partners were awarded a grant from the USAID Livestock-Climate Change (LCC) Collaborative Research Support Program for their project “Climate change, pastoral resources and livestock in the Sahel: developing a community-relevant pastoral prediction system”. This project will work with pastoral communities in Mali, West Africa, to explore how land use change and climate change will impact livestock productivity and rural livelihoods in the coming decades.