“This company is very important to the community and to those who work there. It was, in some ways, a school for us. I advise young people to believe in their own country. What do I miss about Italy? Friends”
– Cheikh Ahmed Wone, President of the Baila Taif farm (DB) and beneficiary of the PACERSEN Bis project
These are in summary the numbers of Pacersen Bis, the project to support the reduction of migration, through the creation of Naatangués and Waar Wi (in the Wolof language), the Community and individual farms in regions with high migration potential.
The initiative, funded by the European Union for 10 million euros, aims to ensure a job and a stable income for women and men who otherwise may decide to embark on the journey by sea to Europe.
Different types of farms become reality in the Senegalese territory.
The project, of the total duration little more than 4 years (January 2017-February 2021) has seen the collaboration of Aics, the Italian Agency for the cooperation and the development (Pacersen bis), Spanish Agency of International Cooperation to the Development (Aecid -Pacersen component), which administers an equal amount of EUR 10 million and intervenes in the three southern regions of Kedougou, Sedhiou and Kolda. For the implementation of the activities, both European Agencies have benefited from the experience and expertise of the Agence Nationale d’Insertion et Développement Agricole (Anida) of the Senegalese Ministry of Agriculture.