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Senegal Permaculture Project in Sare Suma
Senegal Permaculture Project in Sare Suma
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Sare Souma, Kolda, , SN
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

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Senegal Permaculture Project in Sare Suma

Project Type

Rural, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

This project has been undertaken as a result of an invitation and request from local Senegalese land owner Mamadou Diamanka, who is now living in Australia to teach his fellow villagers how to grow food using permaculture principles. The project will take a number of trips and consultation and is about using Mamadou's, 11 acre farm in Sare Souma as a demonstration and educational site for fellow villagers.

Project Description

 The inaugural trip is about meeting with the local chief and villagers and running two information seminars about food security and permaculture principles then following this up with a number of workshops and demonstrations. 

The permaculture systems demonstrated will be harvesting water, planting trees, permaculture guilds, building soil fertility and animals in a permaculture system.

Local Melbournians have provided private funding to help with the purchasing of a well, local trees, seeds and materials to establish this first stage.

During this time we will also set up a team of locals to look after and manage what we establish, they will be self nominated and will become the core local permaculture team we will work with ongoing.

This is also an invitation to anyone who wants to join this inaugural trip,  or help with some financial support, please contact the Project leader, Jacqui van Heerden.


Report on first visit to Sare Souma in Senegal

When I arrived in the village of Sare Souma in 40 degree heat, I realised that many of what I had planned would not be able to happen. The challenges I faced were pretty daunting - the reality check happened pertty quickly and my ideals of establishing s

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