Projects — Senegal

Local and Regional Food and Procurement Project in Senegal


Counterpart International implemented two USDA funded projects in Saint Louis, Senegal: the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition project (McGovern-Dole) and the Local and Regional Food Aid procurement project (LRP). Both projects supported the overarching goal of ensuring that School Management Committees can serve as a sustainable pathway to Community Led School Feeding, even after support from McGovern-Dole comes to an end. Through LRP, Counterpart ensured the sustainability of the McGovern-Dole supported schools through a graduation strategy which  incorporated the local procurement of millet and cowpeas. The program worked to:

  • Increase the capacity of schools and the government to effectively procure local commodities to supply school feeding programs
  • Strengthen producer Groups’ ability to provide high quality, nutritious commodities and connect them to school feeding programs
  • Improve nutrition of students by increasing access to and use of various high quality, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods in school meal
  • Procure cowpea and millet, and support the ability of the local community to produce orange flesh sweet potatoes and mung beans for purchase by schools as a part of providing balanced school meals

Transition d’Alimentation dans les Cantines Scolaires au Sénégal (TACSS)  supported the Suukabe Janngo program in the Saint-Louis region by providing:

  • 975 MT of millet procured through USDA assistance
  • 397 MT of cowpeas procured through USDA assistance

By the end of the program, TACCS served:

  • 57,450 individuals who were direct beneficiaries of USDA food security programs
  • 253,664 individuals that indirectly benefitted from USDA food security programs
  • 33,392 people participating in safety nets through USDA assistance
United States Department of Agriculture