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Protecting Livelihoods and Promoting Resilience

Senegal – a politically stable country in a region affected by multiple conflicts – adopted the Plan Sénégal Émergent in February 2014 to boost national economic growth and reduce poverty. Along with other Sahelian countries, Senegal faces increasing climate shocks resulting in harvest deficits. Compounded by poverty prevalence of 47 percent, these shocks affect rural areas in particular, where alternative income-generating opportunities are scarce and 25 percent of the population was food-insecure in June 2013. Poverty and food insecurity are highest in the remote Casamance region, further burdened by continuing conflict, and eastern areas of the country.

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Country at a glance 2015
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)46,915,646
Threats to food security
  • Poverty
  • Desert locusts
  • Low levels of food production
  • Erratic rainfall
  • Low education levels