Farmer Stories from Senegal

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Senegal: Competition in the rice market

Hélène Boucher April 14, 2019

Since the 1960s, rice has become widespread throughout teranga, the land of Senegalese hospitality. Here, rice is cultivated in three different environments: […]

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Senegal: Mobile savings help farmers purchase inputs (Trust)

admin March 10, 2019

Wearing a yellow dress and a head scarf, Adama Faye holds out two handfuls of groundnuts. In one weathered palm, the nuts […]

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Sénégal: Groundnut is like gold for rural women

Yaye Moussou Traoré January 13, 2019

It’s early afternoon in November, the sun is directly overhead, and overwhelming heat reigns in Kaolack, a city in the heart of […]

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Senegal: Villagers replant mangroves that protect their environment, livelihoods (IRIN)

admin November 26, 2018

Ablaye Marone makes a living from the mangroves in western Senegal’s Saloum Delta. This area is rich in biodiversity, with some 2,000 […]

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Senegal: Consumers want local rice, but market complications make it hard to find

Omar Bally Balde October 01, 2018

Sliced onions, spices, and peppers fill a plastic bowl on a shelf in Seynabou Gaelle Diop Diongue’s kitchen. For today’s lunch, the […]

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Senegal: Young entrepreneur creates online platform to connect fish buyers and sellers (CTA)

admin August 07, 2018

Malick Birame smiles broadly when he talks about his award-winning start-up, Aywajieune. The 27-year-old lives in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. His […]

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Senegal: Groundnut farmers use organic methods to protect their health and the environment

Emile Dasylva July 03, 2018

With headphones dangling from one ear and a cap to shield his eyes from the sun, Cheikh Thiam scrapes the earth to […]

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Senegal: Consumers want local rice, but market complications make it hard to find

Omar Bally Balde June 18, 2018

Sliced onions, spices, and peppers fill a plastic bowl on a shelf in Seynabou Gaelle Diop Diongue’s kitchen. For today’s lunch, the […]

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Senegal: Urban youth find jobs selling local rice

Khaly Fall June 04, 2018

Dioule Gueye sits on the floor of his large shop, his dark, jovial face framed by a hat the colours of the […]

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Senegal: SMS services and climate training help farmers plan

Seck Ndong May 22, 2018

Gnilane Ndiaye is turning the soil in her rice field to prepare it for planting. She grows rice during the cold season […]

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Senegal: Tilapia producers seek new sources of fish fry and food

Aimee Ngnemzue April 23, 2018

Abdoulaye Diop sits on the edge of his fish tank in the middle of a bare and fading orchard. Silent and feeling […]

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Senegal: Women escape poverty by recovering and selling waste

Aimee Ngnemzue February 05, 2018

In the middle of the big backyard of a house called “maison de la femme” or “women’s home,” 15 women aged 25 […]

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