Senegal – Koungheul

Bakary Camara

Lead Technician

About The Project

During the rainy season of June-October the area receives about 700 mm of rain annually with local economies supported by agriculture, gardening, and animal husbandry. Principal food crops include peanuts, millet, and corn. Soils tend to be composed mostly of sand and clay. Deforestation has been significant in the area, with sparse savanna-like vegetation remaining. Significant opportunity remains for small-scale gardening and fruit production for sale at large local markets.

General Information

Year Started:

2015

Number of Farmers in Project:

295

% of Participants by Gender:

Male: 67%; Female: 33%

Current Project Phase:

Diversification

Number of Trainings Since Beginning of Project:

140

Koungheul at a glance

727,570


Total Trees Planted

1,734


Total Indirect Beneficiaries

227.58


Acres in Forest Gardens

What We’ve Grown Since the Start of Koungheul

Crops

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

Timber Trees

Leucaena, Gmelina

Fruit/Citrus Trees

Citrus spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Carica papaya, Ziziphus mauritiana

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The Training We Provide

Forest garden design

Nursery establishment and management

Out planting – potting, direct sowing, and soil conservation techniques

Vegetable and fruit tree nursery

Grafting and value addition

Composting and identification of local recipes

Animal feed formulation and conservation

Gardening for the market

Benefits For Farmers

Market gardening was not a common practice in the Koungheul area. But with the project, farmers make two campaigns a year. This allowed them to have food all year long and provide for the family such as school and medical expenses, clothes. The foods are increasingly rich and diversified.

Meet Our Lead Technician

Bakary Camara

Lead Technician
Bakary was Assistant Technician of Trees for the future until 2015 before becoming Lead Technician in 2016. Before he worked with a local organization UCEEM for the dissemination of Agroecological Techniques in the area of Koungheul for 3 years.

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