Food Security Through Market Gardening in Senegal

August 14, 2012

In the Toubacouta region of Southern Senegal, stray animals and lack of access to water hindered the agricultural potential. Under the Feed the Future initiative, USAID provided fencing and dug wells to put the land back to use. More importantly, it provided garden management training to farmers, who learned what crops were best to plant at certain times of the year as well as soil conservation. As a result, the fields yield harvests all year long, providing farmers with crops to live on and sell for profit as well. With USAID's guidance, agricultural planning is the wave of the future for gardening in Senegal.