A farm advisory in Senegal, an innovative experience
Publication: dynamiques paysannes n°46
Why would a farmers’ umbrella organisation set up a farm advisory?
FONGS is a farmers’ umbrella organisation in Senegal that is composed of 30 local primary organisations. It has been promoting and using a farm advisory for almost 20 years through the simplified balance sheet methodology.
While setting up a farm council, FONGS addresses a need expressed by its members and is justified by the fact that the State has in great part withdrawn from this sector, following the implementation of structural adjustment programmes aiming at reducing the costs of the public sector and rebalancing the budget.
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