Senegal—Feed the Future Policy Systems Services (PSS) Activity

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development

Duration: 2020-2025

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Senegal

Solutions: Economic Growth

Since the spike in world food prices in 2008, a widespread consensus has emerged that the historical model of Senegalese agricultural development—one based on large-scale public investments and market interventions concentrated in the groundnut and irrigated rice value chains—is outmoded and needs to be replaced by a more dynamic, private sector-led model focused on a broader range of value chains, such as dry cereals, horticulture, and livestock. Under the Feed the Future Senegal Policy Systems Services (PSS) Activity, we collaborate with the U.S. Agency for International Development and Senegalese actors to strengthen the country’s agricultural and food policy system.

Implemented with Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), PSS works to advance Senegal’s self-reliance, decrease poverty, improve nutritional outcomes, build resilience, improve water security, and accelerate inclusive agricultural growth and transformation.

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Sample Activities

  • Strengthen stakeholder engagement in key multisector policy initiatives.
  • Structure capacity-building activities with farmer organizations and private sector associations to include member services that address climate change and build resilience.
  • Support outreach and consensus-building to restructure and operationalize Regional Chambres de Commerce, d’Industrie, et de Services.
  • Produce analytical agendas to inform policy implementation and reform.
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