Senegal: Hoping to produce 150,000 tons of potatoes in 2018
This year, Senegal expects to produce 150,000 tons of potatoes. Compared to the volume produced last year, this would represent an increase of 32,000 tons. This output should enable the country to meet its domestic demand of 95,000 tons and increase its exports at the same time.
During the launch of the harvests, Macoumba Diouf, the National Director of Horticulture, said that this year, government’s subvention for the seed is CFA3.4 billion (5.18 mln euros) against CFA130 million (198,000 euros) in 2013.
According to ecofinagency.com, the crop is mainly grown in Niayes, in the northwestern part of Senegal. This area is one of the top five largest suppliers of potatoes in West Africa.
Publication date: 2/20/2018
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