Through Feed the Future, USAID works with the Government of Senegal to reduce poverty and undernutrition by promoting agriculture as a vehicle for economic growth. USAID strengthens key value chains to help the country meet its demand for food, increase incomes for the poor and improve nutrition, especially among women and children.
USAID programs promote good governance, support democratic institutions and advocate for civic education. They also encourage conflict resolution in the southern Casamance region, where a low-level insurgency has persisted for over two decades.
Years of USAID assistance has helped the country achieve vast gains in basic education and literacy. USAID is now adding an early-grade reading and math program to its ongoing activities aimed at improving access, quality and governance in middle schools.
USAID has been an active partner in improving the health of the Senegalese people since the 1960s. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, USAID supports local communities in reducing maternal and child deaths; preventing diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS; and helping people live healthier lives.
Last updated: January 27, 2014