The REVA plan in Senegal aims to encourage young people to return to agriculture. Mohamadou Sall, Future Agricultures Consortium researcher, has led a study into the plan’s impacts, which found that it has helped to change attitudes, introduce more modern techniques and equipment, and open up farmers’ choice of which crops to cultivate.
The study has been covered in the Senegalese media, with a TV report and newspaper article based on a workshop in May 2012 in Senegal.
- Selon une étude : Le Plan Reva a favorisé une nouvelle vision de l’agriculture chez les jeunes (Le Soleil, 18 May 2012)
This report was produced by the Senegalese broadcasting company RTS in May 2012.
- The REVA PLAN in Senegal: Does modern farming of change minds of young people about agriculture? (pdf) by Mohamadou Sall. Paper submitted to the Young People, Farming and Food conference, March 2012.
- Slideshare: presentation on the REVA plan research by Mohamadou Sall
- Video: Mohamadou Sall on young men and women’s different attitudes in agriculture
- Voices from Senegal: interviews with young farmers
Photo: Variety of eggplants in a market in Senegal, by Remi Nono-Womdim, a Creative Commons Attribution photo from globalhort’s photostream on Flickr