Senegal
Most Harvested Crop in 2005
Pearl Millet
Poverty Headcount Ratio $1.90/day (2011 PPP) in 2011
38%
Most Acute Condition Among Children in 2014
5% Severely Stunted
Average Annual Rainfall from 1990 to 2015
679mm
About

Senegal is a country located in Africa south of the Sahara. As of 2011 Senegal had a total population of approximately 13.63M people. This represents a 31% increase from 2001 when the population of Senegal was approximately 10.43M.

The most widely harvested crop in Senegal by area was Pearl Millet with 745.33k ha harvested with a total production value of Intl $86.29M.

Among children in Senegal in 2014, 5% were severely stunted, 2% were severely underweight, and 1% were severely wasted.

As of 2011, there were 5.17M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 8.98M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Senegal.

Senegal includes the areas of: Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Kolda, Louga, Matam, Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Thies, and Ziguinchor.

Agriculture

Harvested Area Versus Value of Production

Bananas are the crop with the highest production value per area in Senegal, with Intl $7.20k per ha.

Cowpeas are the crop with the lowest production value per area in Senegal, with Intl $87.8 per ha.

This means that growers of Bananas will earn approximately 82 times more per hectare than if they grow Cowpeas.

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Water Supply for Crops

95%
Rainfed
5%
Irrigated

In 2005, 95% of the crops produced in Senegal by harvested area were rainfed, compared to 5% irrigated.

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Climate

Rainfall by Location

From 1990 to 2015, Senegal had average annual rainfall of 679mm across a total cropland area of 2.27M ha.

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Health

Health Conditions Among Children

5%
Severely Stunted
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Among children in Senegal in 2014, 5% were severely stunted, 2% were severely underweight, and 1% were severely wasted.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Gender

20%
Male Stunting
17%
Female Stunting

The health condition most afflicting male and female children in 2014 in Senegal is stunting with 20% of male children affected and 17% of female children affected.

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Health Conditions Among Children by Residence

12%
Urban Stunting
23%
Rural Stunting

The health condition most afflicting urban and rural children in 2014 in Senegal is stunting with 12% of urban children affected and 23% of rural children affected.

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Poverty

Poverty Levels

5.17M
$1.90/day (2011 PPP)
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As of 2011, there were 5.17M people living below $1.90/day (2011 PPP) and 8.98M people living below $3.10/day (2011 PPP) in Senegal.

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Poverty Measures by Residence

Disposable Income
36%
Urban
89%
Rural

As of 2011, 36% of people living in urban areas and 89% of people living in rural areas in Senegal live below $3.10/day (2011 PPP).

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