Learn seed-saving techniques

Have you ever asked yourself how seed-saving works — how you might harvest and conserve seeds and use them to grow your own fruit, vegetables, and grains? If you’re curious to discover and learn more about how local Senegalese agriculturalists have approached this fascinating and essential process, this workshop is for you!  

In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to spend the day in the village of Toubab Dialaw, where you’ll participate in a workshop on how to collect and conserve your own seeds. The workshop takes place in a small farm that is dedicated to training, educating, and experimenting with techniques and practices of agroecology, promoting agriculture that is both environmentally and economically sustainable in the region of Toubab Dialaw. The farm is committed to local skills development; they offer capacity-building programming for the local community and today, their farmland is available to about one hundred local women who have been trained in sustainable agriculture and who are now engaged in the production and sale of their own organic produce. 

With the help of an expert guide, you will learn how to collect, select, and reproduce seeds, including how to select for the best varieties. After the harvest, you will learn how to properly conserve the seeds in an environment that will keep them healthy and ready to sprout into your own soon-to-be-fruits and veggies! 

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When: October to July

Where: Toubab Dialaw

Languages: French, English, Wolof 

Included: Trainer / guide, translator, lunch

What you’ll learn: How to collect and conserve local seeds 

Why it’s unique: Seed-saving techniques based on agroecological principles

Duration: All day 

Enjoy Agriculture is committed to promoting local products. We encourage our local partners to sell their farm produce to our clients; you will be able to purchase various traditional delicacies directly from the producers following your experience!

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How to get there:

To reach Toubab Dialaw, you may take a private taxi from Dakar. A private car typically costs about 20,000 FCFA, after bargaining. You may also choose to take public transportation such as sept-place cars or shared taxis, for 2000 FCFA per person. Alternatively, there are buses that depart from the Baux Maraichers bus station in Dakar, for 1000 FCFA per person, after bargaining. 

If you are departing from Mbour, you can travel by private taxi for 15,000 FCFA, or by shared taxi for 20000 FCFA per person. You may also take the bus, which departs from the Mbour bus station / garage, for 1500 FCFA per person. 

Senegal’s climate is tropical. In the north, there is a long dry season running from mid-October to mid-June, followed by the rainy season from mid-June through October. In the south, the rainy season is a bit longer, running from mid-May to November, followed by the dry season from November to mid-May. 



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