Desalinization in Senegal Robbie Carter & Brendan Castle

The country of Senegal has been subject to large amounts of salinity created by a decrease in rainfall. The African Development Bank is supporting a program called the "Project to Support Local Small-Scale Irrigation", which is finding ways to solve the problem of salinity in Senegal so that the people do not starve and the food and crops do not deplete.

Salinization leads to toxicity in plants. It can kill and make plants impossible to eat. Large areas of farm land have become infertile due to the salinity of the soil. Senegal is slowly running out of farm land and they are now working to counter the advancing destruction. They are creating salt tolerant species and anti salt dykes to stop advancing salt and salty water.

Farmers need to prevent the salty water from getting to crops so that they can grow food. If the water ruins a large sum of crops, the people will starve and farmers will not be able to get enough money to support their families. So the government alongside the 'Project to Support Local Small-Scale Irrigation' are finding a way to help the farmers control the water so that it does not flow into the crops. For example: they could dig trenches to direct the water away from the farms.

"Home." Project to Support Local Small-Scale Irrigation (PAPIL) - African Development Bank. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2016.

"Overcoming the Constraints of Agriculture." (n.d.): n. pag. Http:// AFSA Africa. Web. 9 Dec. 2016.


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