Action in the south / Africa
FAMILY FARMING IN SENEGAL
In Senegal, 72% of the population lives from agriculture and the vast majority of this population is made up of small family farms. These farms receive very little state support for the development of their agricultural activities.
The Fatick region in western Senegal is chronically food insecure and is unable to produce enough to ensure food self-sufficiency. This low agricultural productivity has reinforced Senegal’s dependence on food imports.
Women are the most affected by poverty due to great gender inequalities and the low literacy rate of adult women (19%) compared to men (51%).
THE WORK OF SOS FAIM IN SENEGAL
Since the end of the 1980s, SOS Faim has been supporting family farming in Senegal in order to combat poverty and food insecurity in rural areas. This support consists mainly in structuring farmers’ organisations so that they can strengthen the services they provide for small family farms.
1RURAL FINANCE INSTITUTION