SENEGAL/LAUNCH OF PHASE 2 OF THE PROJECT TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES
The second phase of the project to strengthen local authorities (PRCT2) was officially launched on Thursday in Nioro (Kaolack, center), during a workshop.
The second phase of the project to strengthen local authorities (PRCT2) was officially launched on Thursday in Nioro (Kaolack, center), during a workshop, APS noted.
The project is funded by the DGD (Austrian cooperation) via Broederlijk Delen to the tune of 315,000 euros (nearly 200 million CFA francs) for the period 2022-2026.
It is implemented by the NGO SYMBIOSE Senegal, an organization that supports local development in the communes of Dabaly, Darou Salam, Paoscoto, Kayemor, Porokhane, and Taïba Niassene for the second phase.
"The objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable and equitable food security of households in the department of Nioro, in a preserved environment where The objective of the project is to contribute to sustainable and equitable food security for households in the department of Nioro, in a preserved environment where young people and women participate in the definition and implementation of development strategies for their land," explained Mamadou Dramé, the project manager at the NGO SYMBIOSE.
He was speaking at the end of the workshop to launch the project.
The meeting was chaired by the sub-prefect of Paoscoto,
Ndeye Madjine Diagne Niang, in the presence of local elected officials, grassroots organizations and department heads.
This project is a continuation of a phase that has already been executed. And this new phase aims essentially to improve sustainable food systems through the strengthening of actors in the control of production factors, the positioning of households in the marketing chain, the development of products from agro-ecology (....), the preservation of the environment and the participation of youth and women in the definition of local policies," added Mamadou Dramé.
According to him, "the PRCT2 is aimed primarily at households, but in particular young people and women who number 1775 in the six beneficiary municipalities.
He said that the beneficiaries include market gardeners, honey producers, grassroots organizers, local elected officials and farmers.
In the first phase of the project we had to produce tangible results in horticultural production, in environmental management and natural resources," he said.
"Currently, with climate change, there are negative impacts on the lives of people because of the degradation of ecosystems but also the decline in agricultural production," said the sub-prefect of Paoscoto, Ndeye Madjiguene Diagne Niang.
Hence, she said, "the importance of such a project whose objective is to help people ensure sustainable food security.
We welcome with pride the second phase which will contribute to the sustainable and equitable food security of our people," she said.We welcome with pride the second phase which will contribute to the sustainable and equitable food security of our villages," said the president of the cooperative of women producers in agro-ecological market gardening of Nioro, Néné Sarr.