About the Senegal Country Platform

In Senegal, the entry themes of the PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) initiative differ according to region: (1) Kaolack and Fatick Regions: Conservation and regeneration of natural resources (soil and water) in millet- and peanut-dominated farming systems; (2) Thiès and Diourbel Regions: Enhancing the value of indigenous woody species in the agroforestry systems of the peanut basin.

Soil fertility is a cross-cutting theme, because it an essential condition for the success of innovation on conservation and regeneration of natural resources and for the value of indigenous woody species.

Now the initiative has opened up to other themes judged relevant in Senegal, looking at both technical and socio-organisational innovation.

PROFEIS-Senegal received external funding from Misereor up to 2012. Some external funding for it work in recent years came through a collaboration agreement between Prolinnova and CCAFS (Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security) Research Program of the CGIAR. It is currently involved in the Global Resilience Challenge Programme Agro-écologie + 6 together with Groundswell International.

 

PROFEIS–Senegal National Steering Committee:

1. Assane Gueye, Agrecol Afrique

2. (Ms) Bineta Mbengue, ANCAR (Agence Nationale de Conseil Agricole et Rurale)

3. Ibrahima Diedhiou, University of Thiès (Chair)

4. Ibrahima Seck, FENAB (Federation Nationale de l’Agriculture Biologique)

5. Ousseynou Gueye, FONGS (Fédération des Organisations Non Gouvernementales du Senegal)

6. Samba Mbaye, RENOLSE (Reseau des Organisations de Lutte contre la Soudure et l’Endettement)

7. (Ms) Waré Gana Seck, GREEN Sénégal (Groupe de Recherche et d'Études Environnementales / Group for Environmental Research and Studies)

plus Djibril Thiam(M), CP coordinator, ex-officio member and secretary to the NSC

 

Some earlier PROFEIS-Senegal reports and manuals (see the most recent ones under Archives on this webpage):

For more documentation from PROFEIS-Senegal, see: http://www.prolinnova.net/profeis 

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