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Welcome to ERA Senegal



The USAID Education and Research in Agriculture (ERA) Steering Committee held its fourth meeting in early December. ERA presented results and accomplishments for 2013 and plans for the next two years of the project. Participants provided testimonies about major project achievements.

The project is preparing for some major new initiatives in the next two years. Please check back regularly for news and updates on these exciting planned endeavors.

Our Program

Mapping our Interventions

USAID/ERA is partnered with institutions across Senegal, the United States, and the world.

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Project Infographics

Several of our major program interventions have diagrams associated with them to act as logical models.  Click on the link below to view a few examples.

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Our Mission

Revitalization of agriculture in Senegal is critical to ensuring that the country can feed itself. While 75 percent of Senegal’s 13 million people are employed in the agricultural sector, the country still imports 70 percent of its rice. By taking the lead in this important project, Virginia Tech is doing its part in the fight against hunger worldwide.

"Today, we have the tools and knowledge to end extreme poverty and hunger by working together to transform agriculture. This isn’t just a development hypothesis; it’s actually happening."

Rajiv Shah
Administrator of the US Agency for International Development

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