Sustainable dairy production in Senegal is the focus of FoodAfrica work package 2. The field work done in the work package involves 239 farming families and over 3000 dairy animals, and is progressing well, which is visualized in the following photo collection.
In the work package several enumerators collect data on dairy production in two Senegalese regions, Thies and Diourbel Collection of survey data in Thies by a project enumerator Racky Ndiaye. Photo: Karen Marshall
According to the enumerators the farmers are happy with regular visits (rather than one-off visits). Collection of survey data in Thies by a project enumerator Diare Ndaire. Photo: Karen Marshall
There is essentially no pasture in the dry season, with farmers using feed sources such as dried acacia fruit and ground-nut cake, and in some cases hay. Farmers are very interested in training on feed preservation which the work-package will provide. Photo: Karen Marshall
Storage unit for millet in Touba – grains for food, stover for feed. Project farmers range from very traditional to innovative early adopters. Photo: Karen Marshall
The family of a Fulani project farmer, who asked to be photographed in Touba. Fulani’s are very traditional and typically late adopters of new technologies. In the background is a typical house. Photo: Karen Marshall
Farmer filling of data recording sheet in Touba. Enumerators question the farmer about each entry for recording in the survey. Photo: Karen Marshall
A project farmer in Touba milking his cross-bred Guzerat x Zebu Gobra – the most common cross-breed type in the project. Photo: Karen Marshall
The resultant milk, about 0.30 litres (Touba). Photo: Karen Marshall
These measuring jugs were supplied by the project, and women have also started using them to measure milk for sale. Photo: Karen Marshall
Members of the project team outside the project office at the University of Dakar: Stanly, Idrissa, Karen, Ayao, Erick, Sabi and Patrick.