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Senegal is the largest international hub and economic center in West Africa, but much of its population lives in rural farming communities on less than $1 a day.

According to 2012 data from the UN World Food Program 2012, Senegal is chronically vulnerable to natural disasters (particularly drought and flooding), its agricultural sector has declined over time, it imports about 46% of its food requirements, its ground water tables is falling 20 feet per years in many places, and it is vulnerable to food price spikes.

Meet the Senegal Team

Fatoumata Diédhiou

Country Coordinator - Senegal
After attending university, Fatoumata joined Trees for the Future as a trainee in monitoring and evaluation. She soon became an Assistant Coordinator before becoming Senegal Country Coordinator in 2019. She manages Forest Garden projects, project farmers, women's savings groups, and various special projects.

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.

Mamadou Aïdara

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 8
Mamadou is from Mbambara where where he attended school. He spent time at the CEM of Birkelane until 2012 before returning home to breed livestock. He joined the Trees for the Future team in May 2017.

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.

Mountakha Dieng

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 7
Mountakha has managed local and regional initiatives for several years. His interested in agroforestry began at a young age when he spent time planting trees with his parents. He has been with the Trees for the Future team since early 2018 and became lead technician in April 2019.

Mor Anta Sall

Lead Technician - Koungheul 3
Mor has loved practicing agriculture since he was a child. He started working in 2006 at UCEM as an accountant; then development facilitator until 2018, then Mor raised chickens and turkeys after he was coordinator of a local agriculture project in Koungheul for eight months while he volunteered for Trees for the Future from 2015 to 2018. In March 2019 Mor became the Lead Technician of Koungheul 3.

Papa Mapenda Ba

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 3
After completing his education, Papa Mapenda Ba worked in Kaffrine before becoming the Community Development Facilitator at World Vision. In 2014 he joined the Proximity Security Agency. Four years later he joined the Trees for the Future team.

Mamadou Ndao

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 4
Mamadou worked at World Vision as a community development facilitator in the field of child protection and environment from 2007 to 2017. He started working with Trees for the Future in as an Assistant Technician and became the Lead Technician for Kaffrine 4 in early 2019.

Babacar Diaw

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 9
Babacar worked as a facilitator for an NGO called PENCUM BAMBOUCK in 2015 while also working as a beekeeper. He joined the Trees for the Future team in 2016 and became lead technician in 2018.

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