Satellites, pastoralism and climate change (STAMP)

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The STAMP project aims to improve resilience among pastoralists farmers affected by climatic events through access and use of geo-satellite data.

At the end of the three-year project (2015-2018), it is expected that 75.000 pastoralists of the region of Gao actively use an information service that will allow them to access the following information:

  • the availability of biomass;
  • the quality of biomass;
  • the availability of surface water,
  • the concentration of livestock and
  • the market price.

The project is being implemented as part of a public-private partnership (PPP). Thus, 70% of the funding is provided by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) through the "Geo-data for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) facility." The remaining funding is provided by partners including Orange Mali, which will commercially operate the call center. The satellite data will be processed and stored by Hoefsloot Spatial Solutions (HSS), with additional satellite data and algorithms provided by Action Against Hunger (ACF).

The Institute of Rural Economy (IER) will provide technical support to the technicians of the call center in the continuity of its existing collaboration with Orange Mali. The NGO Tassaght in the region of Gao, ensures the collection of field data on the quality of biomass, and the concentration of livestock and market prices. SNV will coordinate the project and will particularly ensure that the information service best meets the needs, realities and aspirations of pastoralists. Finally, for the monitoring and evaluation of the project, it will benefit from the technical assistance of Project Concern International (PCI), which has already implemented a similar project in Ethiopia.

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