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Friday, May 24, 2013
- Some growers, like Ahmadou Sene, have plots and a market for their
produce large enough that they employ people to hoe, weed and harvest
Sene says he harvests nearly 12 tonnes of vegetables from his one hectare garden each quarter.
According to Senegalís 2011 census, around 3200 people work in horticulture in the Dakar region, covering over eleven thousand hectares.
Despite the growth and potential, these urban farmers face problems of accessing water for irrigation, land to expand production and financing. /IPS (END//2012)