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Senegal

After achieving independence in 1960, Senegal experienced several years of economic growth, mostly based on agricultural resources and increases in productivity. Senegal has a population of about 12 million people; 58% of the population is rural, but the majority of people living in rural areas are poor. Although 60% of the population works in the agricultural sector, agriculture accounts for only 15% of the total GDP of the country.

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Opportunity: Researcher (Senegal)

23 September 2021

Seeking Researcher for Open Land Data Project in Senegal LAND PORTAL FOUNDATION Open Up Guide for Land Governance Implementation ProjectSend applications by 29 October 2021   About the Land Portal The Land Portal exists to nurture a vibrant online platform to inform and engage with partners,…

Opportunity: Data Analyst (Senegal)

23 September 2021

Seeking Data Analyst for Open Land Data Project in Senegal LAND PORTAL FOUNDATION Open Up Guide for Land Governance Implementation ProjectSend applications by 29 October 2021 About the Land Portal The Land Portal exists to nurture a vibrant online platform to inform and engage with partners,…

Women lead battle to save Senegal’s shrinking farmland

2 February 2017

By: Nellie Peyton Date: 1 February 2017 Source: Manitoba Co-Operator Female-led work is vital to rural communities in Senegal — now women are organizing 
to lead the fight against multinational agribusiness. The women of Thiamene, a tiny straw hut village in northern Senegal, used to scrape…

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Top 3 Challenges in Opening Up Land Data, excerpt from the Revised Open Up Guide to Land Governance

25 October 2021

Governments rarely publish their primary land tenure, use, value, and development data as open data. Some national and local governments sell their land and property sales data, thereby earning revenue to assist with the costs of maintaining information systems but restricting access for many…

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Webinar: Realizing women’s land rights in Africa

Webinar: Realizing women’s land rights in Africa

In October 2016, women farmers from 22 countries across Africa climbed the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to claim women’s rights for access to and control over land and natural resources. This event coincided with the launch of a campaign of the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) to reach the target of…