Adapting to climate change in rural Senegal

In Casamance, a rural and remote part of Senegal the next generation of farmers are been trained to adapt to the changing climate. Shorter rainy seasons coupled with torrential rains and changing soil qualities are now massively affecting the amount of rice grown, which has been the staple diet in Senegal.

The project is training young people with new agricultural knowledge and business skills to address youth unemployment and help them become successful small-scale farmers.

Bringing opportunity and employment in rural communities is vital for the people of Senegal and across Africa – Y Care and our local partners are at the forefront of helping communities and young people to climb out of poverty and into work.

All images credited: Paddy Dowling/Y CARE International

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