Commitment to Action

Aquaculture in Senegal, Pilot Project

Commitment by

The Garfinkle Minard Foundation
In 2005, the Garfinkle-Minard Foundation committed to provide $30,000 in the first year of seed funding for Yarum Jen, a local aquaculture expert and local village in Senegal to start a social enterprise in sustainable aquaculture to address their immediate problems: diminished food protein intake, over-exploitation of caught fish resources, and lack of economic opportunity. Initial funding to develop and implement a pilot project in some of the Gandiole villages, starting with Mbao, will be provided. The funding will support an aquaculture feasibility study, a technical training workshop in tilapia cage farming (contingent upon the results of the study), and the implementation of a village-based training program through Tostan--a local organization with an innovative, integrated approach to women's health, women's rights and improving basic education for all ages in rural villages.

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Commitment

Aquaculture in Senegal, Pilot Project

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$30,000

Region

Africa

Countries

SENEGAL

Commitment by

The Garfinkle Minard Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Senegal, Tostan, ENDA Tiers Monde, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Institut Universitaire Of Dakar