Senegal expects to produce 150,000 tons of potatoes in 2018
(Ecofin Agency) - Senegal expects to produce 150,000 tons of potatoes this year. Compared to the volume produced last year, this represents an increase by 32,000 tons, APS reports.
This output should enable the country to meet its local demand (95,000 tons) and increase its exports at the same time.
During the launch of the harvests, Macoumba Diouf, the national director of horticulture said that this year, government’s subvention for the seed is CFA3.4 billion against CFA130 million in 2013.
Let’s note that the crop is mainly grown in Niayes, in the northwestern part of Senegal which is one of the top 5 largest suppliers of potato in West Africa.