Senegal – Koungheul 1

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. Koungheul 1's famers graduated the Forest Garden Program in 2019.

General Information

Year started:

2015

# of farmers in project:

214

% of women and men participants:

67% Male, 33% Female

Current project phase:

Graduated

Koungheul 1 at a Glance

727,570


Total trees planted

1,734


Total beneficiaries

227.58


Number of acres to be restored

Meet Koungheul 1's 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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