Farmer Stories from Senegal

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Senegal: Rice farmers want to change the reputation of local rice

Seydina Oumar Ndiaye December 08, 2019

Ibrahima Ly is a big rice producer in northern Senegal, growing irrigated rice in the Senegal River Valley. But Mr. Ly isn’t […]

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Senegal: Young entrepreneur wants to revolutionize farming with innovative storage

Yaye Moussou Traoré November 24, 2019

In a small room, two computers sit on a table. A wooden box contains various objects interconnected by cables of different colours. […]

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Senegal: Family dairy developing yoghurt distribution network in Kolda

Hélène Boucher October 28, 2019

Rain or shine, 70-year-old Seydou Baldé has been making the same “lait caillé,” the local name for yogurt, since 2003. Mr. Baldé […]

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Senegal: Young farmers sharpen their skills on Kolda farm

Hélène Boucher October 28, 2019

In Kolda, people have been farming since the dawn of time. Kolda is an area in the Casamance region of southern Senegal, […]

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Senegal: A marketplace to support sustainable local agri-businesses

Yaye Moussou Traoré July 08, 2019

In Senegal, there are many local producers and processors of organic products, grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and processed without additives. […]

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Senegal: Keeping urban chickens healthy, even in small spaces

Aimee Ngnemzue June 10, 2019

Rama Ndaw slowly climbs the stairs to the terrace of her family home. She gently pushes aside feed bags piled high on […]

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Senegal: Limited access to water hurts market gardeners

Adia Drame May 12, 2019

Fary Diop sits under a baobab tree at the entrance to Mbidiem Lébou village, filling small bags with grilled groundnuts. The 50-year-old […]

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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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