Senegal – Kaffrine 3

Omar Ndao

Lead Technician - Kaffrine 1, 3

About the Project

The Kaffrine 3 area was heavily forested in the past, however, today the land is degraded. The project area is right next to a community forest, where tree-cutting is prohibited, so farmers need ways to sustain their livelihoods. The gardens in this project will have all the benefits typically associated with a Forest Garden, while simultaneously guaranteeing the protection of the local forest. Differences between this project and other TREES Kaffrine projects include being closer to the Gambia border and higher rainfall totals.

General Information

Year Started:


# of Farmers in Project


% of Farmers by Gender:

87% Male, 13% Female

Current Project Phase:


# of Trainings for Project:


Kaffrine 3 At A Glance

1.2 Million

Total Trees to be Planted


Total Indirect Beneficiaries


Acres to be Planted in Forest Gardens

What We Will Grow in Kaffrine 3

Timber Trees

Leucaena, Gmélina, Acacia nilotica

Fodder Trees

Leucaena, Gliricidia

Fertilizer Trees and Others

Acacia nilotica, Acacia senegal, Jatropha curcas, Leucaena leucocephala, Cajanus cajan, Acacia melifera, Moringa oleifera, Parkinsonia aculaeta, Gmelina arborea, Parkia biglobosa, Gliricidia sepium

Vegetables and Crops

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

The Training We Provide in Kaffrine 3

Mobilization Workshop



Tree Care

Market Gardening



Integrated Control

Tree Maintenance


Garden for the Family


Benefits for Farmers

In addition to year-round family support, the sale of fruits and vegetables has allowed farmers to take on some family expenses such as school expenses, health, and clothing. Also, the forest garden limits the rural exodus and immigration of rural youth to Europe.

The forest garden project shortens or removes the lean season and gives activities to farmers who do not have constant work during the dry season.

Meet Our Lead Technician

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.

Donate To Trees For The Future

Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever.