Senegal is among the most stable and promising countries in the West Africa region. However, the country’s poor infrastructure, longstanding underinvestment, and inhibiting policy environment continue to challenge the agriculture sector, though progress is being made in all these areas.
The Government of Senegal’s growing investment in agriculture (by over 10 percent per year) has opened the door for progress. In 2009, the country finalized its Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program Investment Plan, setting a long-term vision for agricultural development
Results by Numbers
More than 95,000 farmers and other producers used new technologies and management practices for the first time last year with Feed the Future’s help.
Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on 55,500 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help.
Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers achieved total agricultural product sales of $2.9 million last year.
Senegal has great potential to increase agriculture-led economic growth. The country has abundant land, motivated agricultural entrepreneurs, and access to international markets through a major port. Due to reasonably good governance, government investment, and considerable donor support, Senegal’s transportation, irrigation, communications and financial infrastructure are steadily improving.
Women already play a key role in value chain work, but there are further opportunities to engage and empower them. The climate in Feed the Future target regions is generally favorable for targeted crops and, with more irrigation and improved seeds, productivity and
Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Senegal.
Collaborative Management for Sustainable Fisheries Future in Senegal Plus (COMFISH PLUS)
Education and Research in Agriculture
Enabling Agricultural Trade