Senegal: Thousands of Producers Living Off Market Gardening
Along the country's western coastline from the outskirts of Dakar, thousands of farmers are earning a living growing fruit and vegetables; their output greatly exceeds domestic demand.
Saint Louis Market in Senegal.
Africa: New Words, Old Challenges
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 30 July 2012
Spending aid money on social initiatives like communal bore-wells, which affect and protect everyone's lives, especially the poorest, will make people more resilient to climatic ... read more »
West Africa: Hunger Affecting 10 Million as Dry Season Approaches
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 29 March 2012
Hunger has come again to the Sahel. "Since yesterday I have only drunk water," said Houley Dia, 60, a widow who lives in Houdallah, a village of the Fula ethnic group in southern ... read more »
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 3 September 2012
Drought does not always lead to disaster. It can become one if people fail to adjust their lives to match reality. read more »
Inter Press Service, 3 May 2012
Cashew nut growers in the southern Senegalese region of Casamance are complaining bitterly that intermediaries are cutting them out of a fair share of the profits. read more »
West Africa: Quality Seeds Foster Food Security (press release)
International Fund for Agricultural Development, 2 April 2012
IFAD and EU Food Facility introduce high quality seeds and innovative production techniques read more »