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Strengthening resilience in Senegal through agricultural productivity and education

Strengthening resilience in Senegal through agricultural productivity and education
May 2017

Why is action needed?

Senegal is one of the poorest countries in the world but thanks to its political and social stability has experienced a higher economic growth compared to its neighboring countries. Senegalese population strongly relies on agriculture and livestock rearing activities: 46 percent of the workforce is employed in the agricultural sector, which accounts for 17.5 percent of national
Gross Domestic Product.

Recently, agricultural productivity is facing a significant slowdown, mainly due to climate shocks, such as low rainfalls and droughts, lack of access to water irrigation and volatility of prices. FAO, together with the Agence Nationale de Statistique et de la Démographie (ANSD), conducted a study which aims at understanding resilience capacity and its determinants in Senegal.

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