Senegal's millet farmers triple yields with new technology
USAID-trained community Health volunteer Mbène Dionne weighs village babies to ensure they are not underweight. Photo: /Amy Fowler, USAID
USAID has partnered with Senegal's Ministry of Education to construct more than 104 middle schools since 2010. Photo: Michelle Barrrett, USAID
USAID recruited and trained over 400 community-based service providers to act as an intermediary between farmers and private companies in Senegal’s most food-insecure areas. Photo: Stephane Tourné
In the past decade, Senegal has progressed significantly both economically and politically as a moderate, democratic, predominantly Muslim secular country in fragile west Africa. However, poor infrastructure, longstanding underinvestment and an inhibiting policy environment continue to challenge growth. In partnership with the Government of Senegal, USAID helps improve lives by creating jobs, improving access to education and health care, helping to strengthen democratic institutions, and developing the agriculture sector to increase production and incomes.
Last updated: May 18, 2015