Senegal – Let the Sun Shine
IFAD Asset Request Portlet
Senegal – Let the Sun Shine27 April 2016
Date: 26 April 2016
Until a few years ago Awa Ndiaye and her women's farming cooperative were struggling to grow anything due to soil degradation and lack of water.
But the adoption of a solar-powered water pump sparked a series of innovations which are helping Ndiaye and other farmers in South East Senegal adapt to the challenges posed by the changing climate.
Now, water management and irrigation infrastructure improvements are connected with better-suited crop varieties, better processing methods, and product diversification, which allows Awa and the other cooperative members to cope better with the situation.