Adapt FVR

AdaptFVR is a project to study the impacts of climate change on the emergence of Rift Valley Fever vectors in Senegal.
It proposes to apply « Tele-epidemiology » conceptual approach as a linkage between climate, environment and health, to Rift Valley Fever in the sahelian Ferlo region in Senegal. It is proposed to study impacts of climate variability on RVF epidemiological scheme and to analyse its on risk forecast.
Project objectives are to provide and validate dynamic maps of cattle risk exposure to RVF vector mosquitoes bites, then to study adaptation processes for pastoralism management addressing the predicted risk, and last to study the impact of climate variability, from seasonal until low frequency climatic modes, including tendencies and climate change, on risks forecasting.

This project is supported by the research program ’Management and Impacts of Climate Change’ or ‘Gestion et Impacts du Changement Climatique’ (GICC) managed by the French Ministry of Ecology (MEDDTL).


  • Timetable

    This project will take 24 months and is composed of 6 tasks (T1 à T6).

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  • Space and AdaptFVR project

    In the context of climate change and the rapidly increasing population, some epidemics are emerging or re-emerging such as the Rift Valley Fever in West Africa.
    The French Spatial Agency (CNES) has thus developed a concept based on a deterministic approach of the relations climate-environment-health and on an original and really adapted space offer (Lacaux et al., 2007 ; CNES, 2008).
    It aims to monitor and study the spread of human and animal infectious diseases which are closely tied to (...)

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  • Who are the partners ?

    Various partners, in France and Senegal are involved in the AdaptFVR project, supported by GICC program.
    This partners are :
    In France :
    Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), the French Spatial Agency.
    In charge : Project Coordination
    GAME (Groupe d’étude de l’atmosphère météorologique) CNRS / Météo-France CNRM, Toulouse,
    In charge : Study of climate and climate change, and production of monthly climate bulletin
    Association Reflets, Toulouse,
    In charge : Capitalization and (...)

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  • What is AdaptFVR project ?

    AdaptFVR project’ aim to study the climates change impacts on Senegal emerging Rift Valley Fever (RVF). This project also aim to study the required strategies for a better cattle management in Sahel.
    The CNES remote epidemiology conceptual approach applied to the Rift Valley Fever in the Senegal Ferlo region during 2003 season allowed to produce cattle RVF exposure dynamic risk maps including as primary inputs the rain events, the vector (Aedes vexans and Culex poicilipes) density and the (...)

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