Senegal – Kaffrine 5

Elhadji Moustapha Sy

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 5

About the Project

Located northwest of the Department of Kaffrine, the project consists of 22 villages in the Boulel and Gniby Communes. It is facing a serious crisis of agricultural land. Available land is becoming more degraded and is unable to feed a growing population, resulting in a large rural migration of young people to big cities and Europe.
This project will be a great hope for our farmers who wish for sufficient and sustained agricultural production.

General Information

Year Started:

2018

# of Farmers in Project:

250

% of Farmers by Gender:

89% Male, 11% Female

Current Project Phase:

Mobilization

Number of Trainings for Project:

14

Kaffrine 5 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 5

Timber Trees

Leucaena, Gmélina, Acacia nilotica

Fodder Trees

Leucaena, Gliricidia

Fertilizer Trees and Other

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 5

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

Elhadji Moustapha Sy

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 5
Elhadji Moustapha Sy worked for more than 10 years as a nurseryman serving water in the Kaffrine Forest before joining the Trees for the Future team to assist Omar Ndao in 2014. Two years later, with the new Kaffrine project 2, he became the main technician of this area. He has a lot of technical experience in setting up the nursery and disseminating agroforestry technologies to village communities. He has helped plant more than half a million trees in villages around Kaffrine.

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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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