The authors thank Arame Tall of the WMO; and Ousmane Ndiaye of ANACIM; and Tall’s then-colleagues at CCAFS, including Jim Hansen, for their support of this project. We would also like to thank Ndongo Baba Ndao of the Senegal Red Cross for his facilitation of the research and his help with interpretation, Habib Pouye for his help with interpretation during the pilot fieldwork, El Hadji Moussa Seck of the Department of Agricultural Services in Kaffrine, now retired, for facilitating the contact with local chieftaincies and introductions in villages, and Abdou Sène for his outstanding driving and entertainment value. In the United States, Sheila Onzere of the Humanitarian Response and Development Lab provided much appreciated support during analysis and writeup. The data reported in this article were gathered and analyzed as part of work on climate services support by the Office of Global Climate Change, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of Award 5010-FP1-USC under the Climate Change Resilient Development mechanism. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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There was one junior woman in the group with access to animals and equipment. Her vulnerabilities were not gathered by the field team, and they would be of limited utility as it is impossible to distinguish her idiosyncratic perceptions from those of any larger group of women in the same situation.
While access to equipment appears to have a large impact on livelihoods activities, there was only one woman in this situation. It is therefore impossible to gauge if her case is representative of the experiences and activities of other women in the same situation.