Senegal


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AGRICULTURE

 

The Senegalese agriculture is dependent on rain. The sector is in progress due to the good weather conditions of these last years. Today, grain and cotton superside groundnut in the contribution to the GDP. It suffers from the development of unofficial markets which are more profitable for producers.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

10 339

Agricultural population

7 488

Non agricultural population

2 851

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

8 157 000

Irrigated surface area

120 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

700

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar cane 829 7 116843
Groundnuts with shell 703 772 911
Millet 609 801 760
Maize 400 143 2796
Manioc 281 26 10810

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 26959
Sheep 4872
Goats 4105
Cattle 3070
Horses 509

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
18 307 333 455 50 158

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT