- The capital and largest city is Dakar.
- The official languages are French and Wolof
- Area: 75,951 sq mi (approx. the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 15 million in 2016
- Climate: Senegal is tropical, with a dry season from November to May, and a rainy season from mid-June to mid-October
Fun fact: Music is the lifeblood of the Senegalese people. In fact, indigenous musical instruments like kora and balafon, are mentioned in the very first line of Senegal’s national anthem.
Main Research Themes
- Agrifood System Transformation
- Input Use and Market Development
- Policy Research and Capacity Building
- Training and Capacity Building
- Value Chain Analysis
Publications and Presentations
Published on February 7, 2022
Policy Brief #4. Summary Summary of findings on consumer rice consumption for urban and rural households.
Published on January 3, 2022
Research Paper #8. This paper contributes to the rice policy debate by analyzing the demand side using the case study of Senegal in West Africa.
Les impacts économiques du COVID-19 en Afrique urbaine et rurale: Des résultats inattendus dans cinq pays
Published on September 24, 2021
Les résultats sont présentés suivant deux aspects : 1) les impacts sur le revenu et la pauvreté et 2) les impacts sur la consommation alimentaire et la sécurité alimentaire.
Pesticide Emergency Use Authorization: An Underutilized Tool for Controlling Invasive Pests in Africa
Published on November 3, 2020
Luis Suguiyama, Steven Haggblade, Joseph E. Huesing, Regina Eddy, Shavonn R. Whiten, and Dan McGrath, 2020. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 124.
The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Senegal: Results from the 2017-18 Stakeholder Survey
Published on January 10, 2020
Mywish K. Maredia, Kimsey Savadogo, and Mbene Faye, 2020. The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Senegal: Results from the 2017-18 Stakeholder Survey, FSP Policy Brief 113.