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.
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
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Reports (English and French)
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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)