The massive deforestation underway in Senegal has resulted in soil impoverishment, a drop in crop production and farmers' incomes, and the impoverishment of rural communities. These communities are forced to leave their land and move to the outskirts of the cities.
In collaboration with APAF SN, Océanium Dakar and Caritas Kaolack
La pluie, la forêt et les Hommes, De terre et de pluie, Blue School
Plateforme Souveraineté Alimentaire (PSA)
"For my groundnuts this year, I didn't need any fertilizer. Everyone who comes to my field says - Ah your field is beautiful! - and that's thanks to the trees.
Robert Sarr, agroforestry farmer Credits@IRHA,2020 (Boyard ndiodome ,Senegal)
The present project "A Kop Allè no Maag Olé (The Forest of the Sea)" aims specifically to strengthen the resilience of the estuarine ecosystems of the Sine Saloum and of the communities in the face of the increasing risks linked to climate change.
The objective of this project "De terre et de pluie" is to increase the resilience of Senegalese rural communities by strengthening peasant agriculture in the face of climate change. This project will support about thirty farmers in the Kaolack region for 24 months.
This project aims to improve the resilience of rainfed communities to the hazards of climate change through optimization of water resources and restoration of degraded ecosystems at the watershed scale.Read More
The aim of the Blue Schools is to sensitize schoolchildren to water management, sanitation and good hygiene practices, as well as to waste recovery in order to make the Blue Schools incubators of social change.Read More
The department of Fatick is facing a severe degradation of its natural resources (forests, agricultural soils, rainfall, pastures, wildlife reserves, etc.). (in french)
In the Kaolack region - "the heart of the Senegalese groundnut basin" - agriculture is under threat. This threat is caused by salt and the salinisation of the land. (in french)