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26 August 2014

In the Ziguinchor region, the World Food Programme (WFP) has implemented a new system that uses text messages, or SMS, to transfer money to people affected by food insecurity during the lean season. So far, this new method has benefited 55,000 people.


30 June 2014

The lean season—which lasts from June to September each year in Senegal—is a difficult period for the poorest families. WFP and the Government of Senegal are working together to ensure they have enough to eat, providing food to some 675,000 people during these difficult months.


12 February 2014

At 200 schools in the Kedougou region of Senegal, children are now eating locally-produced rice, thanks to a programme financed by Brazil and implemented by WFP and FAO. Some 1,000 small producers provided 250 tonnes of paddy rice—half their total production—to school feeding programmes last year, and farmers consumed or sold the rest of their harvest on the local market, increasing their income. The initiative is a prime example of South-South cooperation and of integrated development set to expand. 

Food for Assets
23 December 2013

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative aims to help the rural poor protect their crops and livelihoods from the impacts of climate variability and change, including drought. In Kouthiacoto Ndéné, in the region of Tambacounda in eastern Senegal, WFP and its partners have launched a pilot phase of the R4 project. 

 

Purchase for Progress
13 May 2013

“Purchase from Africans for Africa”, or PAA Africa, is an innovative programme recently launched in Senegal based on Brazil’s experience with its “Food Purchase Programme (PAA)”.  The goal of PAA Africa is two-pronged: to increase access to food and support small-holder farms.


11 April 2013

Efforts to hold back the Sahara Desert with a wall of vegetation are paying off in Senegal where communities harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from the dry desert sands. Providing a much-needed source of nutrition to areas where malnutrition is high, the project also helps communities cope with the rising threat of climate change.


11 April 2013

Years of deforestation have left communities like Kaymor prey to floodwaters which wash away the top soil, carving canyons and ravines through the middle of villages. With the help of food assistance, residents are learning how to slow down the flow with barriers that protect the top soil and their homes.

Climate Change, NGOs
8 April 2013
For the 1.3 billion people living on less than a dollar a day who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, vulnerability to climate-related shocks is a constant threat to food security and well-being. As climate change drives an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural hazards, the challenges faced by food-insecure communities will also increase. The question of how to build rural resilience against climate-related risk is critical for addressing global poverty.
Emergencies
21 November 2012

The Government of Senegal has recently donated 1.5 billion CFA (3 million USD) to reach those affected by the food and nutrition crisis who are not currently receiving WFP food assistance.

Food Security Analysis, Nutrition
19 October 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Minister of International Cooperation, Mr. Fantino paid a visit to Senegal where they were briefed on our operations by WFP’s Regional Director, Thomas Yanga.