The National Food Security Council of Senegal (SECNSA) and the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) – which publishes ATLANTICO, signed in Dakar a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of projects and closer ties. The agreement was signed on January 24 by Jean Pierre Senghor, SECNSA executive secretary and Prof. João Bosco Monte, president of IBRAF.
With the agreement, both institutions are committed to carrying out joint actions in Food Security, Youth Training and technology transfer actions.
At the meeting, which was attended by Fadel Ndiame, regional director of the Alliance for the African Green Revolution for West Africa (AGRA), the SECNSA team was able to present the projects that have been applied to combat food insecurity in the country. One of them is Nouveaux Terroirs Résilients (New Resilient Lands), which seeks to create alternatives for external assistance to vulnerable families.
With the Memorandum of Understanding, IBRAF becomes responsible for structuring and coordinating the training program, as well as seeking partnerships to make it viable. SECNSA, on the other hand, will make the selection of participants, in addition to post-training guidance and monitoring of young people, ensuring the success of the projects.