About The Project
Kaffrine is a semi-arid department capital that sits on the N1 roadway at the heart of the Peanut Basin located in central Senegal. The area receives 500-800 mm of annual rainfall almost exclusively during the rainy season of June-October. Temperatures can range from 55°F in the cool-dry season (October-March) to 110°F in the hot-dry season (March-June). The majority of soils in the area are composed of clay or sand with certain areas comprised of loamy substrate.
The region has been significantly deforested with sparse savanna-like vegetation remaining. Water access is a challenge as the water table is found at 20-30 meters. Rain-fed agriculture is the main support for the region, producing peanuts, millet, and corn with surpluses sold at local markets.
Number of Farmers in Project:
% of Participants by Gender:
92% Male; 8% Female
Current Project Phase:
Number of Trainings Since Beginning of Project:
Kaffrine 1 At A Glance
Total Trees Planted
Total Indirect Beneficiaries
Acres in Forest Gardens
What We’ve Grown Since the Start of Kaffrine 1
Fruit and Citrus Trees
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The Training We’ve Provided Since the Start of Kaffrine 1
Nursery establishment and management
Planting and tree care
Grafting and value addition
Composting, grafting and integrated control
Gardening for the family and gardening for the market
Tree maintenance and mulching
Benefits for Farmers
In addition to year-round family support, the sale of fruits and vegetables has allowed farmers to take on some family expenses such as school expenses, health, and clothing. Also, the forest garden allowed to limit the rural exodus and immigration of rural youth to Europe.
The forest garden project made it possible to shorten or disappear the lean season and to give activities to farmers who did nothing during the dry season.
Meet Our Lead Technician
Omar NdaoLead Technician - Kaffrine 1, 3
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