14/04/2021

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Senegal: COVID-19 slams Agric sector [Grand Angle]

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In Senegal, the agricultural sector is hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis. Agriculture represents 15% of the GDP and a large part of the population located in the coastal zone of Niayes, between Dakar and Saint-Louis depend on it. 80% of the fruit and vegetables on the Dakar market come from this region; while cultivation is abundant, sales are made on a shoestring basis.