Intensification of rice production in the rural communities of Mampatim and Dialambéré

Supporting food security through enhancing the production of traditional agricultural goods
Country: 
Senegal
Region: 
Moyenne Casamance
Project Duration: 
01/11/2009 to 30/11/2010
Status: 
Ongoing
Donor(s): 
USAID, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

Within its advocacy work, HOPE’87-Senegal established a working contact between its long term local partner in the Moyenne Casamance, UGCIVD (General Union of Inter-Village Development), with the USAID programme “Economic Growth”. This programme strives to accelerate the economic growth of Senegal and to increase trade and competitiveness, by providing technical expertise and assistance aimed at private enterprise development. Amongst others, the focus is on the improvement of the commercialisation of traditional agricultural products. HOPE’87 will support its partner especially regarding re-introducing rice cultivation in the Moyenne Casamance as a means of reaching a higher level of food security.