Senegal: an additional 350,000 tons per year of fruit and vegetables

Senegal: an additional 350,000 tons per year of fruit and vegetables

According to the Accelerated Priority Action Plan (PAP2A) of the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE), Senegal is targeting a production of 2 million tons of horticultural products by 2023. The country aims to achieve an annual growth of 350,000 tons of its crop.

In Senegal, fruit and vegetable production is following a dynamic and positive trajectory. The country has recorded a historical progression in recent years. The horticultural sector has increased by more than 300,000 tons in a period of 3 years. According to data from the National Directorate of Horticulture, the country has gone from 1.32 million the 2016/2017 campaign after a volume of 1 million in 2013/2014. As for the 2019/2020 season, Senegal has reached a record production of fruits and vegetables for 6 years. That is, a volume of 1.62 million tons. hat is, a volume of 1.62 million tons. The 90% of the harvest is consumed by the local market.

Horticulture is a driving sector of the Senegalese economy. The activity is a source of income for producers. On the one hand, the harvest improves the food security of many Senegalese.

Ny Fenitra S.M

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