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Senegal – Kaffrine 1

Kaffrine 1

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 1, 3

About The Project

Kaffrine is a semi-arid department capital that sits on the N1 roadway at the heart of the Peanut Basin located in central Senegal. The area receives 500-800 mm of annual rainfall almost exclusively during the rainy season of June-October. Temperatures can range from 55°F in the cool-dry season (October-March) to 110°F in the hot-dry season (March-June). The majority of soils in the area are composed of clay or sand with certain areas comprised of loamy substrate.

The region has been significantly deforested with sparse savanna-like vegetation remaining. Water access is a challenge as the water table is found at 20-30 meters. Rain-fed agriculture is the main support for the region, producing peanuts, millet, and corn with surpluses sold at local markets.

General Information

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% of Participants by Gender:

77% Male; 33% Female

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Kaffrine 1 At A Glance


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Meet the Kaffrine 1 Staff

Omar Ndao

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 1, 3
Omar Ndao is the Kaffrine project Lead Technician. Omar started working on the nursery at Keur Ndiaye Lo in the Niayes in 1989. From 2001 until 2009 Omar worked in the nursery of the Water and Forest Department of Kaffrine and was responsible for the production of plants and the support of Peace Corps volunteers. Omar joined Trees for the Future in 2005 as Lead Technician for Kaffrine. Omar was responsible for setting up Forest Gardens in all of the villages. Omar has contributed significantly to the spread of Trees programs throughout the Kaffrine area which currently has 5 projects. Omar has planted millions of trees.

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