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Jaww Ji Mango Niayes: Increasing resilience and improving living conditions for mango growers in Senegal

January 8, 2024

In Senegal, climate change is having a major negative impact on mango production and processing, as well as on the living conditions of farmers who do not have the means to adapt their farming practices and economic activities to changing rainfall and temperatures. In the Niayes area, where 40% of the country's mango production is concentrated, it is estimated that losses caused by climate change can reach 50% of production.

To help farmers adapt to climate risks and improve both their productivity and their living conditions, DID is launching the Jaww Ji Mango Niayes project. This major 3-year initiative will be financed by the Quebec Ministry of the Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks, as part of the International Climate Cooperation Program (ICCP).

Jaww Ji Mango Niayes proposes an approach based on research, needs analysis and the adoption of agroecological and agroforestry practices aimed at the sustainable development of the mango value chain. The project also targets the adoption of better agroecological processing and marketing practices, coupled with improved access to finance, so as to strengthen the entire value chain and ultimately increase the socio-economic resilience of producers.

To implement this integrated, low-carbon, gender-sensitive and financially viable approach, we will be working in collaboration with Laval University and a number of local actors, including:

  • the Union of Mutual Savings and Credit Mobilization Partnership Associations in Senegal (UM-PAMECAS);
  • the Association of Niayes Market Growers' Unions (AUMN);
  • the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA);
  • Health and Sustainable Development Training and Research Unit of the Alioune DIOP University in Bambey (UADB).