Senegalese farmers plant around 152 million in “the world’s largest mangrove reforestation project”

Senegalese farmers along the Casamance River delta have planted around 152 million mangrove buds in the Casamance Delta of southern Senegal over the last decade in efforts to reforest the region. An area of around 10,000 hectares is being replanted by the Senegalese non-governmental organisation Océanium. More than 100,000 people from 350 villages have been helping to restore these important ecosystems in what has been dubbed … Continue reading Senegalese farmers plant around 152 million in “the world’s largest mangrove reforestation project”

Senegal farmer grows lush oasis in the desert using permaculture techniques

Senegal native and permaculture pioneer Goran N’diaye has created a lush oasis in the middle of the desert in his homeland. At the Kaydara agro-ecological farm located in Sine Saloum in Senegal, director Goran N’diaye, has implemented a number of permaculture techniques. He first started by restoring the fertility of the soil, by creating a first plant layer which in turn attracted birds and bees. Over … Continue reading Senegal farmer grows lush oasis in the desert using permaculture techniques

As the Water Comes: Photographer Nicky Quamina-Woo wins award for photo essay documenting rising sea levels in northern Senegal

Documentary photographer Nicky Quamina-Woo has won the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2020 with her project, As the Water Comes, which documents rising sea levels in northern Senegal. As the Water Comes documents the village of Saint-Louis, on the northern coast of Senegal, which has been in a losing battle with the Atlantic ocean. A region that has become known as the “Venice of Africa”, has seen … Continue reading As the Water Comes: Photographer Nicky Quamina-Woo wins award for photo essay documenting rising sea levels in northern Senegal

Senegal’s first female graffiti artist Dieynaba Sidibe using art to speak out about women’s rights and the environment

Senegal’s first female graffiti artist, Dieynaba Sidibe is breaking down barriers in the world of street art and challenging perceptions of females. Painting under the name Zienixx, Dieynaba Sidibe uses her art to promote women’s rights, to speak out on social and environmental issues, and to raise awareness about women’s health. Dieynaba Sidibe said: “All women, everywhere, whether they are fishmongers, graffiti artists or office … Continue reading Senegal’s first female graffiti artist Dieynaba Sidibe using art to speak out about women’s rights and the environment

West Africa’s first major wind farm opens in Senegal in a push for renewables

West Africa’s first large-scale wind farm, which officially opened in Senegal last month, will supply nearly a sixth of the country’s power when it reaches full capacity later this year. Senegal will get 30% of its energy from renewable sources as a result of the 158 megawatt wind farm located in the rural area of Taiba N’Diaye. The wind farm, known as Parc Eolien Taiba … Continue reading West Africa’s first major wind farm opens in Senegal in a push for renewables

Senegalese fashion designer Sarah Diouf vows to train local tailors and artisans after Beyonce helps the label gain international recognition

Senegalese fashion designer Sarah Diouf, whose Tongoro designs were catapulted to fame after being spotted on Beyonce, has vowed to to expand production in Senegal and train local tailors to translate her brand’s success into jobs for artisans. Founded in 2016, Tongoro is a ready-to-wear label dedicated to the development of Senegal. The label made headlines last year when Beyonce wore Tongoro patterned dresses and … Continue reading Senegalese fashion designer Sarah Diouf vows to train local tailors and artisans after Beyonce helps the label gain international recognition