Senegal http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Senegal Country content en Senegal gets ready for the lean season http://www.wfp.org/stories/senegal-gets-ready-lean-season-0 The lean season—which lasts from June to September each year in Senegal—is a difficult period for the poorest families. WFP and the Government of Senegal are working together to ensure they have enough to eat, providing food to some 675,000 people during these difficult months. Senegal cash & vouchers Local Africa Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:21:24 +0000 Paulele Fall 642115 at http://www.wfp.org Oman Contributes $1 Million For Hungry Families In Mauritania And Senegal http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/oman-contributes-1-million-hungry-families-mauritania-and-senegal ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$1 million from the Sultanate of Oman to support food assistance programmes that will benefit people suffering the effects of drought and conflict in West Africa. Contributions to WFP Mauritania Senegal Africa Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:45:11 +0000 WFP 641222 at http://www.wfp.org Improve production, increase harvests, feed schoolchildren: a wager won in Senegal http://www.wfp.org/stories/improve-production-increase-harvests-feed-schoolchildren-wager-won-senegal-0 At 200 schools in the Kedougou region of Senegal, children are now eating locally-produced rice, thanks to a programme financed by Brazil and implemented by WFP and FAO. Some 1,000 small producers provided 250 tonnes of paddy rice—half their total production—to school feeding programmes last year, and farmers consumed or sold the rest of their harvest on the local market, increasing their income. The initiative is a prime example of South-South cooperation and of integrated development set to expand.  Purchase for Progress School Meals Senegal Brazil Africa Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:22:28 +0000 Paulele Fall 640117 at http://www.wfp.org In Senegal, Food for Assets Project Benefits Women Rice Farmers http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/senegal-food-assets-project-benefits-women-rice-farmers WFP Food-for-Assets programmes are helping women farmers in western Senegal build their resilience to mitigate the impacts of recurrent climatic shocks. Through this programme, they have expended the area under cultivation from 8 to 80 hectares and are improving irrigation mechanisms to boost year-round rice production. That means they can grow more rice for their families. Senegal Local Food for Assets Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:42:32 +0000 WFP 639521 at http://www.wfp.org In Senegal, WFP And Partners Build Rural Resilience http://www.wfp.org/stories/kouthiacoto-nd%C3%A9n%C3%A9-located-rural-community-koussanar-one-project-sites-r4 The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative aims to help the rural poor protect their crops and livelihoods from the impacts of climate variability and change, including drought. In Kouthiacoto Ndéné, in the region of Tambacounda in eastern Senegal, WFP and its partners have launched a pilot phase of the R4 project.    Food For Assets Senegal Local Africa Food for Assets Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:29:56 +0000 Sirandou Fall 639452 at http://www.wfp.org Senegal: Cash Through Phone Scheme Offers Hungry More Choice http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/senegal-wfp-pilot-mobile-cash-transfers-offers-choice-and-dignity In September, WFP launched a pilot mobile cash transfer programme in Senegal in partnership with Orange Mobile. Each month, nearly 60,000 food-insecure people receive cash via their mobile phones or specialized credit cards in nine regions of Senegal. The people of Ouarkhokh, a village in the northwestern Louga region, have already benefited from this new form of assistance. Senegal Global Cash and Vouchers Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:32:34 +0000 WFP 622724 at http://www.wfp.org Visit to Diourbel Mr. Robert Piper Sahel Regional Humanitarian Coordinator http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/visite-%C3%A0-diourbel-de-m-robert-piper-coordonnateur-humanitaire-r%C3%A9gional-du-sahel On June 19, 2013 the Sahel Regional Humanitarian Coordinator, Robert Piper, visited Diourbel in the centre of Senegal. He met with communities which have benefited from WFP’s village food banks.       Senegal Local Food for Assets Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:45:53 +0000 WFP 462232 at http://www.wfp.org La crise alimentaire 2011/2012 à Ziguinchor au Sénégal - Le coq chante sur RFI http://www.wfp.org/content/la-crise-alimentaire-20112012-%C3%A0-ziguinchor-au-s%C3%A9n%C3%A9gal-le-coq-chante-sur-rfi Dans de nombreuses zones du Sénégal, la campagne agricole 2011/2012 a été déficitaire en termes de production. 36% pour les céréales et 59% pour les arachides. Ce qui s'est traduit par une prévalence de l'insécurité alimentaire de l'ordre de 51%. En Casamance, on a enregistré une prévalence supérieure à 80%. Concernant cette région, il faut ajouter les effets des troubles politico-militaires : déplacements de populations, champs et plantations désertés à cause des mines. Cash and Vouchers Senegal Local hunger in the news Africa RFI Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:22:12 +0000 WFP 454672 at http://www.wfp.org Le coq chante sur RFI - la digue anti sel de Fayil http://www.wfp.org/content/le-coq-chante-sur-rfi-la-digue-anti-sel-de-fayil Le village de Fayil se trouve dans la communauté rurale de Diouroup, qui fait partie département de Fatick au Sénégal. Fayil compte une population de 6472 âmes. Le village est inséré dans la vallée de Fayil. Une position qui permet l'agriculture et le maraîchage, principalement de la riziculture. Voilà, pour la théorie. Car, dans la pratique, les terres cultivables sont envahies par la langue salée du Sine. Pour cultiver, les habitants des villages de Fayil, Dioral, Ndioudiouf et Sowane étaient obligés d'aller ailleurs pour avoir des terres. Il fallait donc faire quelque chose. En 2009, ont commencé les travaux de construction d'une digue anti-sel. Ce qui a permis de récupérer des terres et renouer avec la pratique de la riziculture interrompue, il y a maintenant quarante ans. Focus on Women Senegal hunger in the news Africa RFI Mon, 27 May 2013 12:17:40 +0000 WFP 448706 at http://www.wfp.org Le champ communautaire de l'école de Keur Mandongo au Sénégal http://www.wfp.org/content/le-champ-communautaire-de-l%C3%A9cole-de-keur-mandongo-au-s%C3%A9n%C3%A9gal Keur Mandongo est à une cinquantaine de kilomètres de Kaolack au Sénégal. L'école élémentaire de ce village fait partie des 3 050 établissements dont la cantine scolaire bénéficie de l'appui du Programme alimentaire mondial. Il faut d'abord imaginer la situation d'une école sans cantine. Les enfants font des trajets de 4 à 5 kilomètres à pied pour venir. A midi, soit ils font l'aller et retour pour déjeuner à la maison, soit ils restent en classe le ventre vide. A terme, il y a échec scolaire ou même abandon de la scolarité. Pour faire face, le Pam fournit à ces établissements des céréales, des légumineuses, de l'huile et du sel iodé. Dans le prolongement de cette action, le PAM assiste les villages qui veulent créer un jardin communautaire pour alimenter la cantine de leur école. C'est le cas de l'école élémentaire de Keur Mandongo. School Meals Senegal Local hunger in the news Africa RFI Mon, 27 May 2013 12:02:33 +0000 WFP 448700 at http://www.wfp.org