Senegal’s national television was on hand for a workshop and training in Kaolack, and reported on the WAAPP’s SRI project in Kaolack, Fatick and Kaffrine. Abdoualaye SY, the National Facilitator for the project, spoke about how SRI has been proven in several years of trials to be effective in the region. Now, with 150 million CFA of financing approved for three years from FNRAA (le Fonds National de Recherches Agricoles et Agroalimentaires), Senegal is poised to take SRI to scale in the country’s Peanut Basin.
Also speaking in the televised clip was Dr. Waly Diouf, the coordinator for the national program for rice self-sufficiency (Program National de l’Autosuffisance en Riz) who said that SRI is extremely pertinent and that efforts should be made to take it to scale beyond the central region as well.
To see the entire clip follow this link to see the entire newscast – the SRI segment plays during minutes 20:57 to 23:45.