Senegal – Kaffrine 4

Babou Ndao

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 4

About the Project

Located northeast in the Kaffrine department, the Kaffrine 4 project area includes 16 villages in the communes of Sagna, Diokoul, Missirah Waden, and Maka Yop. Groundnut monocropping has made farmland increasingly degraded with a gradual decline in yields. It is neighboring the Koungheul East Forests as well as the Sanga and Male Hodar Forests to the south. The FGA will enable the populations of these villages to meet their food needs, while sustainably managing the surrounding ecosystem.

General Information

Year Started:

2018

# of Farmers in Project:

250

% of Farmers by Gender:

87% Male, 13% Female

Current Project Phase:

Mobilization

# of Trainings for Project:

14

Kaffrine 4 At A Glance

250,000


Total Trees to be Planted

1,500


Total Indirect Beneficiaries

625


Acres to be Planted in Forest Gardens

What We Grow In Kaffrine 4

Timber Trees

Leucaena, Gmélina, Acacia nilotica

Fodder Trees

Leucaena, Gliricidia

Fertilizer Trees and Others

Acacia nilotica, Acacia senegal, Jatropha curcas, Leucaena leucocephala, Cajanus cajan, Acacia melifera, Moringa oleifera, Parkinsonia aculaeta, Gmelina arborea, Parkia biglobosa, Gliricidia sepium

Vegetables and Crops

Bitter Tomato, Eggplant, Tomato, Okra, Hot Pepper, Cabbage, Onions, Lettuce, Chinese Turnip

The Training We Provide in Kaffrine 4

Mobilization Workshop

Nursery

Planting

Tree Care

Market Gardening

Composting

Grafting

Integrated Control

Tree Maintenance

Mulching

Garden for the Family

Optimization

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 limits the rural exodus and immigration of rural youth to Europe.

The forest garden project shortens or removes the lean season and gives activities to farmers who do not have constant work during the dry season.

Meet Our Lead Technician

Babou Ndao

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 4
Babou started working in the development field in 2003. He helped Kaffrine 1 and 3 Lead Technician, Omar in his nursery for over 10 years before assisting on the Kaffrine 2 project. He has extensive experience in the following areas:

- Monitoring and evaluation of family farms
- Monitoring rural field plots
- Training farmers on new agricultural practices
- Organized village meetings discussing current topics,including the fights against deforestation, erosion, and bush fires.

He’s a member of several development associations in his hometown of Ngodiba and helps supervise the village’s women's groups in the fields of market gardening and agroforestry.

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Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever.

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