Agroforest projects in Senegal

Since 2018 we have started preparations in Senegal to set up agroforestry projects in the Sub-Saharan region of Senegal. The feasibility study was completed at the end of December 2018 and we will start in the first semester of 2019 on two sites.

Program: Trees That Count (AQC)
Partners: National Agency of the Great Green Wall (ASERGMV) and Eaux et Forêts (Senegal)
Accreditation: UNCCD

Ranérou

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Click here for the map and then click on the tree logo for details of the site

Feasibility study 7/6/2018-8/12/2018
Preparation 1/1/2019-15/4/2019
Start of fieldwork 22/4/2019
Results first count September 2019:
The first count results are poor. Several factors are behind this;
- the lack of a good fence high (>150cm) and small measly (10x10cm) that was promised to us
- weak monitoring and surveillance of the site, too few seeds sown
- the lack of a proper working procedure at different levels
- a lack of basic knowledge and experience of the socio-economic situation in the field and no or weak technical knowledge on the part of the former local team. 

This pilot site will probably have to be resown by next rainy season 2020 if it is to be successful. 

Results 2020:
Decision not to build new sites in Ranérou in 2020.
Because of Covid-19 it is not possible to replant the former land (2019) before the rainy season of 2020. 

Reports(NL/FR) (Google Drive platform) (NL/FR):
2019/03
2019/09
2020/02

Mbar Toubab

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Click here for the map and then click on the tree logo for details of the site

Feasibility study 7/6/2018-8/12/2018
Preparation 1/1/2019-15/4/2019
Start of fieldwork 22/4/2019
Team members from 01/07/2019: Abdou Cissocko, Yaya Barry, Saïdou Ba, Cheikh Sow
Counting results December 2019 of the 60 ha site are good. We counted 967 trees per hectare. 

Results 2020
- Our Delfino plow has been well restored this time by a Senegalese professional. Especially the hydraulic technique needed a lot of maintenance to make the system work properly. After the first tests at the beginning of January 2020 it was clear that the half moons had the right depth, width and length.
The Senegalese team headed by Barry Yaya and supervised by Saïdou Ba will regularly check the site 2019.
In 2020 150 ha have been realized (see photo).

- Because of Covid-19 we were forced to stop the works. See also News page April 27 2020

- The new 150 ha site was revisited by the operational team after the lockdown (June 10). Assignment was given to harvest seed by the women. The women then sacrificed the seeds (slightly bruising the seed coat) and mixed the seeds with goat manure.  The land was then sown by the women's community. See also report 2020/06.

Reports (Google Drive platform) (NL/FR):
2019/08
2019/09
2020/01 
2020/01 test Delfino
2020/04
2020/06

The 5 villages (1000ha)

This large plot of about 1000ha is located near five villages and will be sold on plan by Kadoboom:

+ Gadou Tiel
+ Diallo Foul
+ Windou Diabi
+ Wouro Ndiané
+ Kadou Diélali

- All villages will be involved in making this area fertile again.
- Construction is planned for March 2020 (season 2020-2021). Work temporarily halted due to lockdown COVID-19. See also News page 27 April 2020

- More results can be found on the IMPACT page
- Surface area: 1000 hectares
- Number of trees: ~300.000 trees
- CO2 capture: ~67,000 tonnes of CO₂ (period of 20 years)

Reports (NL/FR)

- Prospection photos 2020/02