Boost in rice production in southern SenegalSeptember 19, 2011
For many years, rice growers in the district of Wasadu, south eastern Senegal experienced shortage of water for their rice fields.
But recently, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) came to their rescue through the Wula Nafa project in constructing a dyke in the rice fields.
Rice is the major staple in Senegal and the country is said to import some 600,000 tonnes of rice annually.
As WADR's Southern Senegal Correspondent Alpha Jallow reports from the Tambacounda region, rice farmers have begun to increase their production.
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