Pacersen Bis, Cultivating the future

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

 

  • 29 modern farms
  • 1480 new jobs
  • 70 structured EIGs (economic interest groups)
  • 790 young trained farmers
  • 5 Senegalese regions involved (Louga, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaffrine and Tambacounda regions)
  • 220 hectares of structured irrigated area
  • 1 open agricultural school
  • 20 km of tracks built
  • 30 kiosks distributed
  • 10 tractors and five tricycles provided
  • 10 Smes of services in agriculture created.

 

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.

  • Community farms (Fermes villageoises Naatangué): 23 of them, between 15 and 20 hectares. Five are equipped with stables, dairy, sanitary area and area for calves.They received 40 pregnant dairy cows, while 11 other farms focused on poultry farming with poultry houses between 100 and 2000, for a total of 4500 chickens.
  • Smaller structures called Fermes Waar Wi, ten small individual residential farms, each with one hectare of arable land, intended for irrigation and horticulture, a hen house of 100 chickens, gathered around productive infrastructures and common life (deep well, mixed energy system, pumping cabin, storage area, meeting area, preparation and sharing area meals).
  • The company school of 10 hectares, equipped with classrooms and a chicken coop made in partnership with the Vocational Training Center “Don Bosco” of the Salesians of Tambacounda to offer opportunities for practice and first work to young students of the last year.

 

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.

Contacts

Phone:+ 221 33 822 87 11

Info

69, Rue Jacques Bugnicourt
18521 Dakar (Senegal)
Senegal

Last modified: 23 Jun 2021
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