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Senegal

Senegal

Trees for the Future has worked in Senegal since 2003. Our local training staff are dedicated to transforming land and livelihoods of rural farming communities in what is known as the Peanut Basin. The majority of Senegalese families are in rural farming communities and living on less than $1 a day. The semi-arid nation is particularly susceptible to changing weather patterns caused by climate change; flooding and droughts are detrimental to rural farming families.

By working with farming villages along main trade corridors, we’re effectively rebuilding the approach of thousands of farmers. With the Forest Garden Approach, Senegalese farmers aren’t just planting peanuts anymore, they’re planting thousands of trees and dozens of different fruits, vegetables and grain crops.

Meet the Senegal Team

Stories from Senegal

Agroforestry Students Become the Teachers in Plant it Forward Program

Senegal

Regenerative agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) is built on education and training, they teach farmers how to sustainably improve their land for the good of the farmer and the… Read More

How One Community is Seizing its Future through TREES

Senegal

Fatick, Senegal is known for its diversity, for its culture (including a very large focus on wrestling), and for agriculture. The region abuts the Saloum Delta, which is a UNESCO Cultural World… Read More

Will the COVID-19 Economic Crisis Hit Nonprofits and Their Beneficiaries?

Senegal

The Great Recession brought two years of reduced charitable giving in the US   COVID-19 has brought daily routines to a screeching halt around the world. It has changed the way we live,… Read More

For Senegal’s Migrants, Hope is Green

Senegal

For Senegal’s Migrants, Hope is Green Young people in West Africa are leaving their homes in hopes of finding opportunity elsewhere, but a new program aims to make it possible for them to thrive… Read More

Tamarind

Senegal

Trees can go extinct, too. Meet the endangered fruit tree of West Africa Written by John Leary, Trees for the Future Executive Director - May 14, 2020 Across Africa and into India, the Middle… Read More

Meet Sira

Senegal

Meet Sira, an Emerging Leader in Agriculture & Equality   It’s mid afternoon in the village of Boulel, in Kaffrine, Senegal and Sira Bakhayokho is nowhere to be found. “You’ll… Read More

Humanity with Nature: A Farmer Series

Senegal

Humans and nature are intrinsically linked. Explore our Humanity with Nature series to meet some human beings who are setting an example for restoring, protecting, and preserving nature.   … Read More

20 New Projects

Senegal

Trees for the Future Launches 20 New Projects Training 8,000+ Farmers, Planting Millions of Trees   Silver Spring, MD (April 30, 2020) - Regenerative agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the… Read More

8 Women Making Strides in African Agriculture

Senegal

8 Women Making Strides in African Agriculture and Why it Matters As with many male-dominant industries, it has been historically difficult for women to excel in agriculture. Around the globe, women… Read More

Forest Garden Farmer Turned Teacher

Senegal

Written by Lindsay Cobb & Ashleigh Burgess - February 21, 2020 Senegalese Farmer Succeeds with Regenerative Ag, Begins Teaching Others Souylemane Samb sits under a crowded tent on a hot… Read More

Kaffrine 2 Farmers Graduate

Senegal

Senegalese Farming Group Embraces Solution to Hunger, Poverty, Deforestation 86 farmers successfully complete regenerative ag program with Trees for the Future Kaffrine, Senegal (January 28,… Read More

TREES Senegal Country Coordinator Awarded SRI 30 Under 30

Senegal

TREES Country Coordinator Recognized in SRI 30 Under 30 Fatoumata Diedhiou in inaugural class of young leaders in impact investing Silver Spring, MD (November 15, 2019) - Trees for the Future’s… Read More

Saving for the Future

Senegal

How old were you when you opened your first bank account? Do you remember going to the bank with your ID and cash in hand? Chances are, over the years, you’ve had a love-hate relationship with… Read More

Aerial Survey Report: Kaffrine 3, Senegal, August 2019

Senegal

August, 2019 Andrew Zacharias, Deputy Director, Monitoring & Evaluation Introduction This report is intended to provide an introduction to the Trees for the Future (TREES) Monitoring… Read More

Diacksao, a Symbol of Success in Senegal

Senegal

August 1, 2019 - Maïmouna Cissé A few kilometers from Kaffrine, Senegal sits a very poor and isolated village - Diacksao. In 2018, 300 farmers joined Trees for the Future (TREES) for… Read More

Senegalese High Schoolers Green School Yards with Trees

Senegal

Greening Day in Dakar Engages High Schoolers in Tree Planting July 17,2019 Trees for the Future (TREES) is participating in a series of tree planting activities with two high schools in Dakar,… Read More

A Green Return

Senegal

A Green Return In the face of conflict and other security problems, many in West Africa are often forced to leave their homes and resettle elsewhere as refugees. This displacement and resettlement… Read More

Forest Gardens Around the World

Senegal

Forest Gardens Around the World A brief background on Forest Gardens and their benefits, then seven standout examples from around the globe. Every person in the world relies on agriculture to… Read More

Talking Education, Leadership, and Women’s Empowerment with Trees for the Future’s Newest Country Coordinator: Fatoumata Diedhiou

Senegal

Talking Education, Leadership, and Women’s Empowerment with Trees for the Future’s Newest Country Coordinator: Fatoumata Diedhiou Fatoumata Diedhiou spends her days changing the literal and… Read More

Teaching a Man to Fish

Senegal

Teaching a Man to Fish: How Trees for the Future Trains Farmers for Sustainable Change Building An Educational Support System Trees for the Future’s collaborative, educational approach to… Read More

Bringing Water to Senegalese Farmers

Senegal

Project Update, March 19, 2020: A growing number of farmers in rural Senegal continue to gain access to water through TREES' Loxo Loxo Project. To date, TREES has helped 1,714 farming families… Read More

TREES and the Jane Goodall Institute Spain in Senegal Expand their Collaboration

Senegal

The mountainous region of Kedougou, Senegal bordering Guinea and Mali, is one of the most impoverished areas of Senegal. Farming is a way of life in the region, but many of these farming practices… Read More

Ms. Independent

Senegal

Author: John Leary,  Executive Director One of my heroes is Loret Miller Ruppe, who reminded us that being at peace is not just the absence of war. Peace and independence are exactly what Ndeye… Read More

The Baobab

Senegal

Although the Baobab (Adansonia) is not a tree that we plant in our Forest Gardens, it is one that we see frequently throughout our projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, it can be found a lot… Read More

Cashews Come From “Apples” – and other things that blow our minds

Senegal

Cashews are one of the crops grown in our Forest Gardens that truly fascinate us. Many people are unaware that cashews grow on trees, none the less, ripen on top of a fruit, often referred to as a… Read More

Malik Ndao

Senegal

Malik doesn’t know about the Sustainable Development Goals: But he’s meeting them. Decades of backbreaking subsistence farming had left Malik Ndao and his family hungry and hopeless. He… Read More

Sidy Ba

Senegal

Sidy Ba lives in Senegal. He’s had a forest garden for the past 3 years with a mix of eggplant and several types of trees. He sells 200 pounds of eggplant per week and it’s his main source… Read More

Forest Gardens for Water Conservation

Senegal

“Danga dof,” is a phrase in the Wolof language that Mariama Ndao heard countless times over her first two years in the Trees for the Future training program as she pulled water from an 80 foot… Read More

Ousmane Willane

Senegal

Ousmane Willane' Story There are many reasons why Ousmane and his family are celebrating and we hope you will too! Just look at the fruits of his labors. Just look at the size of the trees he has… Read More

Mate Mbaye

Senegal

Mate Mbaye's Story Did you know that young people in Senegal are so desperate that they’re crossing deserts and oceans in search of a better life? You can only imagine the dangers. Some never… Read More