2010

Reports on PROFEIS-Senegal activities

Some reports by Agrecol-Afrique, coordinating NGO of PROFEIS-Senegal, on the activities of the multistakeholder platform:

 

About the Senegal Country Platform

In Senegal, the entry themes of the PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) initiative differ according to region: (1) Kaolack and Fatick Regions: Conservation and regeneration of natural resources (soil and water) in millet- and peanut-dominated farming systems; (2) Thiès and Diourbel Regions: Enhancing the value of indigenous woody species in the agroforestry systems of the peanut basin.

Soil fertility is a cross-cutting theme, because it an essential condition for the success of innovation on conservation and regeneration of natural resources and for the value of indigenous woody species.

Documenting farmers' innovation

Documenting farmer innovation creates a new image of agricultural producers. In the paper "communicating farmers' knowledge", Awa Faly Ba of IIED Afrique in Senegal, the NGO that support PROFEIS activities in West Africa, explains how PROFES and AGRIDAPE - the Frnech magazine on low-external-input and sustainable agriculture (LEISA) - have collaborated to create and share important messages about local creativity in improving smallholder agriculture.

Communicating local knowledge and innovation

Documenting farmer innovation creates a new image of agricultural producers. In the paper "Communicating farmers' knowledge", Awa Faly Ba of IIED Afrique, the NGO that supports PROFEIS activities in West Africa, explains how PROFEIS and AGRIDAPE have collaborated to create and share important messages about local creativity in improving smallholder agriculture. AGRIDAPE is the French magazine on low-external-input and sustainable agriculture (LEISA) published in Senegal by IED Afrique. 

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