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Senegal – Kedougou

Kedougou

About The Project

Local economies are supported by agriculture, small-scale commerce, and gold mining. Gold mining has seen a significant spike since 2008, with many young men leaving their natal villages in search of new opportunity. Agricultural activities are principally comprised of corn, fonio, millet, and fruits consumed and sold locally. Soils tend to be sandy and gravelly as a result of fairly mountainous parent material. A significant portion of the area remains relatively forested and unexploited, but agricultural expansion and the demand for charcoal production continue to pressure the natural environment.

General Information

Year Started:

2015

Number of Farmers in Project:

214

% of Participants by Gender:

Male: 84%; Female: 16%

Current Project Phase:

Graduated

Kedougou at a glance

510,185


Total Trees Planted

1,530


Total Indirect Beneficiaries

540.54


Acres in Forest Gardens

Meet the Kedougou Staff

Issa Diallo

Lead Technician
Issa worked for a long time in his garden alone and from time to time attended training courses with Technician Karamba before coming to support him in 2015 as an assistant. On his departure, Issa became technician of Koungheul in charge of the forest gardens projects in K├ędougou and Agroforestry in Dindefelo.

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