Transhumance information system

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Since 2016, we have been developing an innovative information system intended for transhumant livestock keepers. Initially designed for Nigerien herders, this tool to facilitate decision-making was extended to Burkina Faso and Mali in 2018.

Before it was set up, the livestock keepers experienced difficulties obtaining reliable, affordable information about the pastures in good time. They used scouts to decide where to lead their herds.

However, their information was often incomplete and sometimes turned out to be outdated. That was why livestock keepers sometimes had to backtrack or change their itinerary during their transhumance, losing precious time. Therefore the challenge was to speed up the collection, processing and distribution of information.

To fill the gaps in traditional practices, we came up with a digital system based on a network of information collectors.

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Discover how our transhumance information system works in our factsheet.