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14 April 2021 - 16 April 2021
Virtual Mission Agro Senegal

Senegal: Opportunities and Challenges

Senegal has traditionally had important trade contacts with the Sahel. This region covers Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somaliland and Somalia. Senegal is one of the most stable countries in the West African region.

Market study

In 2020, the embassy's agricultural office and RVO conducted a market study into promising value chains for cooperation between the Netherlands and Senegal. The research mainly focused on the mangoes, poultry and vegetable farming sectors (including potatoes and onions). These sectors are experiencing strong growth and modernization, creating good opportunities here for the introduction of modern Dutch agricultural technology. Think of starting materials, digital systems, precision agriculture, and machines for cultivation, storage and processing.

A major challenge in this region is the availability of water for agriculture. That is why the research pays a lot of attention to sustainable agricultural systems for more efficient use of water, fertilizers and good soil quality. In addition, a lot of attention is paid to post-harvest treatment, quality management and export. 

Reports and market studies

Download one or more reports and market studies about Senegal below.

Reports (English and French)

Senegal Value Chain Study Mango (pdf)
Senegal Value Chain Study Onions (pdf)
Senegal Value Chain Study Potatoes (pdf)
Senegal Value Chain Study Poultry (pdf)
Senegal Value Chain Study Vegetables (pdf)

Would you like to read the above reports in 1 document? Then download the bundled version:

Senegal Aricultural Value Chain Study (pdf)

Market studies (in English)
Business case: mango orchard maintenance service provider (pdf)

Business case: improved quality mango nursery + other trees (pdf)
Business case: modern high yielding export mango orchard (pdf)
Business case: lead onion farmer with outsourced production (pdf)
Business case: breeder- hatchery that retails day old chicks (pdf)
Business case: farm mechanisation service provision - land preparation and harvesting (pdf)
Business case: multi-crop vegetable farm with off-season fodder production (pdf)


Closed since 16 April 2021

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Canada 1
Germany 1
Morocco 1
Netherlands 33
Senegal 78
South Africa 5
Total 119


Startup 1
Company (SME) 51
Company (Industry) 7
University 1
Association/Agency 2
Authority/Government 3
Other 15
Total 80

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