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In Senegal, Food for Assets Project Benefits Women Rice Farmers

Food-for-Assets in Western Senegal
Improving Communal Infrastructure
Clearing Weeds
Working For Sustainable Food Security
Better Protection Against Drought
More Land, Better Infrastructure, Bigger Harvests
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WFP Food-for-Assets programmes are helping women farmers in western Senegal build their resilience to mitigate the impacts of recurrent climatic shocks. Through this programme, they have expended the area under cultivation from 8 to 80 hectares and are improving irrigation mechanisms to boost year-round rice production. That means they can grow more rice for their families.