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Education and Research in Agriculture Senegal

Duration: 2011 - 2018

Country/Countries: Senegal

This project was supported by the Education and Research in Agriculture/Senegal Program with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Partner Organizations: Purdue University, Tuskeege University, University of Connecticut, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Gaston Berger University, Assane Seck University, University of Thies, Advanced School for Applied Economics, National Advanced School for Agriculture, Institute for Advanced Rural and Agricultural Training, Food Technology Institute, Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research, National Water and Forestry Training Center, Professional Horticulture Training Center, Emile Badiane Agricultural tEchnical School, and National Agro-Food Research Fund


Project Summary:

Gender equity concerns played an integral role in the work of the USAID/ERA project, as they should with any development work. Since the start of the project’s second year, ERA/Senegal has operated under a comprehensive gender integration framework, which takes into account the need to promote equality in all project activities. In 2011, the WGD program facilitated a workshop entitled “Increasing Gender Equity in Agricultural Education and Research Institutions in Senegal” for a group of Senegalese agriculture experts from several institutions in the Senegalese university system.


Project Resources and Publications:

·         ERA Senegal Gender Strategy