Agro - Biodiversity Brief Overview of Achievements in Senegal

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Knowledge Sharing Event on “Agrobiodiversity, Cultures and Local Development”. Completion Workshop 19 May 2011.

Promoted by ACRA and Oxfam Italia funded by IFAD and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • Agro - Biodiversity Brief Overview of Achievements in Senegal

    1. 1. Achievements overview / Senegal Knowledge Sharing Event Rome, IFAD Headquarters, Qatar Center May 19th, 2011
    2. 2. Target overview Zone Villages Local business init. groups Direct Benefic. Indirect Benefic. Total Benefic. Ziguinchor 13 13 488 17 339 17 827 Fimela 115 123 1038 15 510 16 548 Kédougou 5 11 70 5 135 5 205 TOTAL 133 147 1596 37 984 39 580
    3. 3. Focus on cultural aspects The Senegal component of the IFAD 1000 LG had an original focus on researching the cultural aspects of agricultural products. The aim was to highlight the importance of NUS as fundamental part of the socio-cultural system and not only as a source of valuable nutritional elements. This approach responded to the need of involving the most vulnerable and facilitate the participation of the poorest in the complex process from the production to the transformation and the consumption of the product. Nonetheless, during its III year the project also focused on activities for NUS production and promotion…
    4. 4. Quantitative increase and qualitative improvement of local/ethnic production Moringa Ziguinchor and Fimela 2 training modules for 150 producers on moringa production and transformation techniques 2 moringa tree nurseries (with a production capacity of 10.000 plants each) 2 demonstrative plots for Moringa production (1500 trees) 2500 moringa trees in schools and health facilities of rural communities Equipment for processing and packaging Moringa powder (mill, pots, printed plastic bags…) 16 training sessions on capacity building for community producer associations Technical assistance for quality and quantitative improvement of local/ethnic production Support for strengthening producers’ associations
    5. 5. Quantitative increase and qualitative improvement of local/ethnic production Technical assistance for quality and quantitative improvement of local/ethnic production Support for strengthening producers’ associations
    6. 6. Quantitative increase and qualitative improvement of local/ethnic production Fonio Kédougou 1 processing center renewed in Kédougou to improve production quality (with the “Koba club”, local group of business initiative) Purchase of equipment for processing and packaging (printed bags) 5 tons of fonio transformed, 50.000 bags produced Technical assistance for quality and quantitative improvement of local/ethnic production Support for strengthening producers’ associations
    7. 7. Local products promotion through marketing strategies <ul><li>2 sensitization tours in community schools and health facilities on Moringa use and its adoption in refectories/canteens </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2010, the Programme supported the participation of local producers from Fimela (4), Ziguinchor (1) and Kedougou (10) to the </li></ul><ul><li>International Fair of Agriculture and Animal Resources (FIARA), in Dakar: </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibition and display of products </li></ul><ul><li>Contact and exchanges with potential partners </li></ul><ul><li>Sale of products </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark on preparation and presentation of products </li></ul><ul><li>CTM-Altromercato bought 500 kgs of baobab powder to be distributed through Italian fair trade network. It sold out in a few weeks, and CTM now foresee to buy 1.800 kgs next year. </li></ul>Local/National market access International marketing Awareness raising
    8. 8. www.agrobiodiversita.it Thank you

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