Senegal

Senegal

Senegal is the largest international hub and economic center in West Africa, but much of its population lives in rural farming communities on less than $1 a day.

According to 2012 data from the UN World Food Program 2012, Senegal is chronically vulnerable to natural disasters (particularly drought and flooding), its agricultural sector has declined over time, it imports about 46% of its food requirements, its ground water tables is falling 20 feet per years in many places, and it is vulnerable to food price spikes.

About Senegal

Population:

14,130,000

Percent below poverty line:

46.7%

Percent lacking nutrition:

11%

Percent reliance on agriculture:

33.7%

Our Work

Year started:

2003

Project families:

1,645

Funded projects:

5

Acres in Forest Gardens:

1,933

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