Senegal

Overview

Country Senegal Capital : Dakar

Senegal has a population of around 14 million. 

The Senegalese economy has traditionally been focused on the peanut, a vital cash crop. However, the government has worked to diversify both cash crops and subsistence agriculture by expanding into commodities such as cotton, garden produce and sugarcane as well as by promoting non-agricultural sectors. Agriculture occupies about two-thirds of the economically active population. Major crops include millet, sorghum and rice.

64-69% of the food energy consumed in Senegal comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.

The Crop Trust has supported 1 projects in Senegal

  1. Millets: The Crop Trust provided support to the Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA) to regenerate, characterize and safety duplicate 243 pearl millet accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crop.