Senegal PBL 2015-17
“Today rain is rarer, weather is hotter, and we have stronger winds and shorter time to grow vegetables”
Project Fact Sheet
Misguided industrial agriculture policies over decades turning once productive soils into barren wasteland; small-scale production under threat; transfer of the most productive land to export for consumption.
Participatory design combining both traditional and modern land-use systems, carbon storage, preventing deforestation, increasing biodiversity, protecting water resources and reducing erosion.
Villagers adopted three main permaculture techniques: 100% are using compost, 80% liquid manure and 55% fish tonic; cessation of agrochemicals; soil nutrient tests increased phosphorus and potassium levels without chemical additives.