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August 03, 2009

EU food facility to boost agricultural production in Senegal

The European Union is donating 7.2 billion CFA (11 million Euros) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Senegal. This contribution from the EU Food Facility will allow smallholder farmers in Senegal as well as the most vulnerable families to cope with rising food prices and the resulting food insecurity.

"Thanks to this important donation from the European Union we will be able to respond to the needs of some 464,000 vulnerable people in Senegal, notably the women and children affected by the food crisis. This Food Facility will help revive agricultural production and save vulnerable Senegalese households from food insecurity in the Tambacounda, K├ędougou, Kaffrine, Kaolack, Fatick, Ziguinchor and Kolda regions," said Mr. Bienvenu Djossa, the WFP Country Director in Senegal.

The program involves three activities:

Food for Work: 200,000 vulnerable people in rural areas will receive food in exchange for their participation in community projects for the promotion of group farming, crop diversification, reforestation, irrigation and flood resistance.

Food for Training: 30,000 pregnant women and mothers of children under 5 years old (a total of 180,000 people including their families) will receive food to compensate for their working time. They will receive training on good nutritional, hygienic, and sanitary practices.

Food Vouchers: 60,000 people from 10,000 selected households in Pikine in the suburbs of Dakar will receive vouchers that allow them to buy food in shops approved by WFP. After Pikine; 24,000 people will be selected in Ziguinchor for the same activity before it is then expanded to other towns in Senegal.

For the European Union, this involvement with WFP is a targeted response to address the food crisis affecting many developing countries, including Senegal. Senegal is among several countries that are receiving part of the one billion Euro allocation of the EU Food Facility.

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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