A large group of people stand in a field and build a fence using young trees.

Senegal

At a Glance

Senegal is heavily dependent on rain-fed agriculture and coastal fisheries and is thus highly vulnerable to climate change. USAID works with all levels of society to factor climate change considerations into national policies as well as working to improve local management of fisheries and help coastal communities adapt to climate change. USAID adaptation activities also strengthen food security by promoting conservation farming, crop varieties with shorter growth cycles, and adoption of crop insurance to protect against crop failure.

Funding and Key Indicators

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USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$4.5 Million

Adaptation

$4.5 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

15.7 million

GHG Emissions Growth

3.85%

% Forested Area

42.8%

Climate Change Information

Senegal Photo Gallery

Stories from the Area

In a crowded banquet hall in Niamey, a dozen people gather around a large piece of paper, chatting excitedly in Hausa and French. They are a diverse group - farmers from hours outside the capital, radio broadcasters, extension agents, meteorologists, government officials and a smattering of NGO workers.
The Ferlo region of north-central Senegal is a vast expanse of dry savannah covering over a third of the country’s total area. With only a few small, scattered settlements, this region is almost exclusively reserved for pastoralism, both by tradition and government policy.
Since the 1970s, the Sahel region of northern Africa has been experiencing ongoing drought. The ecological, economic and social impacts are far-reaching, and coastal and estuarine ecosystems have
not been spared.