Rift Valley fever dynamics in Senegal: a project for pro-active adaptation and improvement of livestock raising management

Submitted: 15 December 2014
Accepted: 15 December 2014
Published: 1 November 2013
Abstract Views: 1811
PDF: 1094
Publisher's note
All claims expressed in this article are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of their affiliated organizations, or those of the publisher, the editors and the reviewers. Any product that may be evaluated in this article or claim that may be made by its manufacturer is not guaranteed or endorsed by the publisher.


The multi-disciplinary French project Adaptation à la Fièvre de la Vallée du Rift (AdaptFVR) has concluded a 10-year constructive interaction between many scientists/partners involved with the Rift Valley fever (RVF) dynamics in Senegal. The three targeted objectives reached were (i) to produce - in near real-time - validated risk maps for parked livestock exposed to RVF mosquitoes/vectors bites; (ii) to assess the impacts on RVF vectors from climate variability at different time-scales including climate change; and (iii) to isolate processes improving local livestock management and animal health. Based on these results, concrete, pro-active adaptive actions were taken on site, which led to the establishment of a RVF early warning system (RVFews). Bulletins were released in a timely fashion during the project, tested and validated in close collaboration with the local populations, i.e. the primary users. Among the strategic, adaptive methods developed, conducted and evaluated in terms of cost/benefit analyses are the larvicide campaigns and the coupled bio-mathematical (hydrological and entomological) model technologies, which are being transferred to the staff of the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) in Dakar during 2013. Based on the results from the AdaptFVR project, other projects with similar conceptual and modelling approaches are currently being implemented, e.g. for urban and rural malaria and dengue in the French Antilles.



PlumX Metrics


Download data is not yet available.


How to Cite

Lafaye, M., Sall, B., Ndiaye, Y., Vignolles, C., Tourre, Y. M., Borchi, F., Soubeyroux, J.-M., Diallo, M., Dia, I., Ba, Y., Faye, A., Ba, T., Ka, A., Ndione, J.-A., Gauthier, H., & Lacaux, J.-P. (2013). Rift Valley fever dynamics in Senegal: a project for pro-active adaptation and improvement of livestock raising management. Geospatial Health, 8(1), 279–288. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2013.73

List of Cited By :

Crossref logo