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L-R : Kaolack region’s deputy governor Abdou Wahab Talla, Ambassador James Zumwalt and KASEC director El Hadj Ibrahima Niasse
September 2, 2015

“Seed quality is the backbone of agricultural productivity,” U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James P. Zumwalt said on September 2 as he joined local authorities and representatives of the agricultural sector to inaugurate a new Seed Treatment Center in Kaolack, Senegal’s breadbasket for cultivation of cereals like millet, maize and sorghum.

“Good seed makes for more resistant crops in areas with irregular rainfall,” Ambassador Zumwalt said, citing last year’s drought in the region, despite which farmers were still able to complete their harvest thanks to the hardy, drought-resistant seeds the center produced.

The already-functional facility specializes in the treatment and conditioning of high quality, “certified” cereal seeds to cover the needs of Kaolack and the surrounding regions of the Saloum.

The center can process 3,000 tons of maize, millet and sorghum per year and has nearly surpassed 2,500 tons in 2015.

August 18, 2015
Note: Due to the number of applications we receive, only applicants who have been short listed will be contacted by USAID.
August 12, 2015

This REDACTED Project Appraisal Document is a key step in the process for awarding a new suite of projects for USAID/Senegal’s health program for 2016-2021. The proposed objectives outlined in this Project Appraisal Document summary build on the current integrated portfolio of activities that will come to an end in October 2016. 

July 20, 2015

Dakar, July 16, 2015:  U.S Ambassador to Senegal James Zumwalt and Senegal’s Minister of Trade Alioune Sarr today signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries that brought Senegal into the Trade Africa partnership with the United States.

2015 Joint Portfolio Review USAID and GoS
June 24, 2015

At the annual Joint Portfolio Review between the Government of Senegal and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held June 23, U.S. Ambassador to Senegal James P. Zumwalt hailed “the dynamic and sustained collaboration” between the two countries.


Last updated: September 03, 2015

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