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Senegal is unique in that it is the westernmost point of the African continent, located at the tip of the Almadies in Dakar, the country's capital. Both in urban and rural areas, land in this small country is highly coveted by domestic and foreign actors with diverse, even incompatible objectives. In addition to the demand for family and industrial agriculture, pastoralism, mining, infrastructure, tourism and housing, the pressure on land is amplified by population growth and soil degradation.
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19,253,000 ha
3,495.4 USD

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Constructing an Open Data Network in Senegal: Land Portal and Open Data Charter Publish State of Land Information Report

27 September 2022

Read the report in English Lire le rapport en français  27 September 2022 -- The Land Portal Foundation and Open Data Charter are launching the State of Land Information in Senegal report, a first step in uncovering both the great diversity and myriad gaps in land data and information. Building on…

Climate change drowning West African coastline

22 July 2022

Erosion and tidal surges are threatening fishing communities in West Africa. As a result, many people are fleeing inland — losing their livelihoods. The sea has already encroached two meters into the country's interior.      Rising sea levels threaten many fishing communities in West Africa…

Join us at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2022 for the Expert Panel 12 - Beyond Policy Change: using the VGGT to secure tenure rights for farmers!

21 January 2022

Location: Livestream on the GFFA website ( If you want to participate actively in the Global Forum on Food & Agriculture and receive information about all events, please register here: Languages: German, English, French…

The urbanization rate has increased from 34% in 1976 to 47.38% in 2021. Nevertheless, the majority of the population remains rural, with 52.62% living in the countryside.

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State of Land Information in Africa

Webinar Recap: The State of Land Data in Africa

4 July 2023

The State of Land Data: Transforming Africa Into a Powerhouse of the Future" took place on June 22 and featured five speakers. The event was organized by a team of organizations including the Land Portal Foundation, NELGA, GIZ and German Cooperation.  

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Uncovering Land Data Opportunities in Senegal

The momentum is increasing around international land monitoring initiatives, together with an unprecedented demand for free, accessible, and usable land data and information. The land sector must find ways to seize opportunities presented by open data innovations while negotiating a rapidly…