In Mbour, the local NGO APAF Senegal is offering family farmers a unique agroforestry programme spread over three years. In order to benefit from APAF’s support, the candidates must own a hectare of land (around 2.5 acres) to cultivate, equipped with a well, and protected from ruminants by a natural fence made up of euphorbia and acacia trees. 100 new farmers and their families join this programme each year.
In 2017, they benefited from advice from APAF trainers and received the supplies needed to plant 80,000 trees (seeds, sheaths, small equipment). Thousands of hectares have been restored and reforested since the creation of APAF Senegal (which is a member of the APAF international network), with support and advice from various European partners, mainly ULB-Coopération.