About the Project
In Senegal, GAFSP funds totaling $20 million will enhance food and nutrition security and increase smallholder farmer incomes in five targeted regions. Specifically, the project will (i) improve the income and build the food and nutrition security of small farmers, through water management, increased productivity sustainable development of plant and animal productions, (ii) provide private sector development opportunities, in line with investment plans to support national efforts for medium- and long-term response to COVID-19 and resilience to climate change.
Through its main three components, the project aims to achieve results by building sustainable hydro-agricultural and pastoral infrastructure and supporting production and capacity building. The project covers the 5 administrative regions of Louga, Matam, Kaffrine, Kaolack, and Tambacounda. From north to south, the 5 regions cover two agroecological zones of Senegal: the silvopastoral zone and the peanut basin. Furthermore, compared to the three regions covered by PASA LouMa-Kaf, the districts of Nioro and Koumpentoum are the extension area of the project when it comes to the new regions.
The project’s priority targets will be local small farmers, youths and women, and people with disability living in the project’s 5 intervention regions. Emphasis will also be laid on the most vulnerable groups, including women, youths, and the elderly. Overall, nearly 40,000 farmers and other target populations will be directly impacted by the project, including over 24,000 women (60% of the project target) and about 12,000 youths (30% of the project target).
Project StatusUnder Preperation