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Free Content Identifying an appropriate methodological approach for considering social, economic and environmental problems caused by development in Senegal

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Social and environmental problems go hand-in-hand, yet assessment of developments tends to consider them in isolation if at all. This study highlights the environmental and social problems in a small community in northern Senegal, and seeks ways of providing sustainable solutions. In this agricultural project, environmental problems are relatively simple to identify; social issues are more difficult. The problems highlighted relate to land tenure issues and irrigation mismanagement: a solution can only be sustainable, if identified and implemented by the local community. A Geographical Information System is suggested as a tool for facilitating community-led improvements.

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Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/147154699781767855

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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