Senegal

Supporting education and nutrition

Food Security

While one of the region’s more stable countries, Senegal remains a low-income, food-deficit nation with malnutrition rates as high as 26 percent in children under the age of five. Counterpart works to create a food secure environment for children through its Food for Education and Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement projects.

Both projects support the overarching goal of ensuring that school management committees can serve as a sustainable pathway to community-led school feeding, even after the projects are complete.

The programs work directly with parents, schools, community members, and government agencies to improve school attendance, dietary practices and local engagement through improved nutrition, health practices and education.

Counterpart has implemented food security projects in Senegal since 2008.

Results from the last year

8.5M

meals served

6000+

adults trained

270

schools reached

PROJECTS

Our work in Senegal

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program

The USDA McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program in Senegal - Sukaabe Janngo (Children of Tomorrow) - continues to build stronger systems to ensure that future Senegalese children will benefit from a wholistic set of activities that support healthy families and students with improved academic performance.
Local and Regional Food and Procurement Project in Senegal

Local and Regional Food and Procurement Project in Senegal

Counterpart International implemented two USDA funded projects in Saint Louis, Senegal to support the goal of ensuring that School Management Committees can serve as a sustainable pathway to Community Led School Feeding.
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Dispatches from Senegal

See all of our stories from Senegal where we work with local organizations and communities to build resilient food systems.

Counterpart Chief of Party Talks Sustainability of Senegal School Feeding Project

Counterpart Chief of Party Talks Sustainability of Senegal School Feeding Project

Kathryn Lane, the chief of party of our USDA McGovern-Dole school feeding project in Senegal, was interviewed by ITV Senegal’s Assane Gueye about the project’s integrated approach to education, nutrition,...
Feeding Schoolchildren in Senegal Through Increased Mung Bean Production

Feeding Schoolchildren in Senegal Through Increased Mung Bean Production

Despite being one of the region’s more stable countries, Senegal remains a low-income, food-deficit nation with malnutrition rates as high as 26 percent in children under the age of five....