Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Welcome Book _Senegal_ by suiqizheng


									                 Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Welcome Book

Congratulations on your invitation to become a volunteer with NCBA/CLUSA’s Farmer-to-
Farmer volunteer program! Thank you for joining the many farmers and agribusiness
professionals who have generously contributed their time and talents to Farmer-to-Farmer
projects around the world. You have a real adventure ahead of you. This book is an introduction
to the Farmer-to-Farmer program and should answer some of your questions about how the
program works. The book is divided into three sections; Before Your Assignment, During Your
Assignment and After Your Assignment. These sections are intended to give you an idea of what
you’ll be doing during each phase of your volunteer experience. After reading the book, you may
have questions that aren’t covered, especially questions that are specific to your volunteer project.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Farmer-to-Farmer program staff for all your questions. Our
team is here to help you, and we are happy to answer all your questions about your upcoming
volunteer assignment. When you’ve finished the book, please sign the assignment letter included
with this book and return the letter to our Washington DC based program staff. Signing and
returning your assignment letter indicates to us that you’ve read and understood this Welcome

You can contact us at:

Eric Wallace
Farmer-to-Farmer Program Manager
National Cooperative Business Association/Cooperative League of the USA
1401 New York Ave NW Suite 1100
Washington DC 20005
Mobile: 301-442-2675
Skype: eric.wallace.clusa

Sophia Elmore
Farmer-to-Farmer Assistant Program Manager
National Cooperative Business Association/Cooperative League of the USA
1401 New York Avenue NW Suite 1100
Washington DC 20005
                             Table of Contents

Part One: Before Your Assignment
       Yellow Fever Vaccine Information- page 3
       Malaria Prophylaxis Information- page 3
       More Health Information for Travelers to Senegal- page 3
       Plane Ticket Information- page 4
       NCBA/CLUSA Travel Policy- pages 4-7
       Visa Information- page 7
       Passport Information- page 7
       Register with the U.S. State Department- page 8

Part Two: During Your Assignment
       Volunteer Expenses- page 8
       NCBA Travel Reimbursement Policy- pages 8-11
       Emergency Procedures- pages 11-12
       Waiver of Benefits and Indemnity (please read)- page 11
       Photos- page 12

Part Three: After Your Assignment
       Public Outreach- page 12
       Other NCBA/CLUSA projects in Senegal- pages 13-14

Part Four: Other Information
       Emergency Contact Information- page 14
       U.S. Embassy in Senegal- page 15
       Emergency Services in Senegal- page 16

Part One: Before Your Assignment

In addition to understanding what’s involved with your assignment and learning about your host
organization, there are some administrative tasks that you’ll need to take care of before you can
leave for your assignment. You’ll need to be vaccinated against yellow fever, you’ll need to get
malaria medication and you’ll need a plane ticket.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Information:

Volunteers traveling to Senegal will need an International Certificate of Vaccination showing that
they’ve been vaccinated against yellow fever. You can get an International Certificate of
Vaccination from any clinic that provides yellow fever vaccinations. Please bring your Certificate
with you when you travel. NCBA will reimburse you for yellow fever vaccine if your insurance
does not cover you and for your mileage or other transportation expenses that you incur getting to
a clinic.

For more information about yellow fever vaccine, please see the Centers for Disease Control’s
Publication Yellow Fever Vaccine: What You Need to Know, which is included in this mailing.
You can also find it online at To
find a clinic where you can get yellow fever vaccine, see

The U.S. State Department also recommends that travelers to Senegal be vaccinated against

Malaria Prophylaxis Information:

Malaria is a serious problem in Senegal and NCBA recommends that volunteers take malaria
medication before, during and after their assignments. You can get a prescription for malaria
medication from the same clinic that provides you with your yellow fever vaccination. Please read
the enclosed CDC publication Preventing Malaria in Travelers for detailed information on
malaria medication. NCBA will reimburse you for malaria medication if your insurance does not
cover you and for your mileage or other transportation expenses that you incur getting to a clinic.
For more information for travelers on malaria and malaria prevention, please visit:

More Health Information for Travelers to Senegal:

For more health information for travelers going to Senegal, please see:

     Plane Ticket:

     NCBA/CLUSA will buy a plane ticket for you to travel to Senegal. NCBA/CLUSA purchases
     economy class tickets for all volunteers from the airport of their choice to the country of their
     assignment. While NCBA/CLUSA makes every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences, we
     cannot always meet requests for specific flights, seats or other arrangements. NCBA/CLUSA
     does not purchase upgradeable tickets, tickets for any class other than economy or tickets for
     anyone who is not a NCBA/CLUSA volunteer.

     When the time comes to buy your ticket, we will need the following information from you:
1.   Your name, as it appears on your passport.
2.   Your date of birth.
3.   Your passport number.
4.   Your passport expiration date.
5.   What airport you want to fly out of.
6.   Any frequent flier numbers you have.
7.   Whether you want an aisle or window seat.
8.   Any special needs you have, like a vegetarian meal.
     Please send this information to NCBA/CLUSA when you return your signed assignment letter.
     Once we have this information and have decided on your travel dates, we will have our travel
     agent send you a draft flight itinerary for you to review, suggest changes to and eventually
     approve. In most cases, you’ll receive an electronic ticket. All you’ll need to do to use your
     electronic ticket will be to check in at the airport. In some cases you will receive a paper ticket,
     which we’ll send to you before you leave on your assignment.
     NCBA/CLUSA Travel Policy:

     While you’re traveling for NCBA/CLUSA, your travel will be governed by our Travel Policy, which
     is as follows:

     NCBA shall either pay or reimburse the cost of the most direct economy class travel from point of
     origin to overseas destination, and return to point of origin.

     1. Preference for U.S. flag carriers

     All international air travel under this contract shall be made on United States flag carriers.
     Exceptions to this rule will be allowed in the following situations, provided that the traveler certifies
     to the facts in the voucher and other documents to support his claim for reimbursement:

      a)       Where the traveler, while enroute, has to wait six (6) hours or more to transfer to a U.S. flag
     air carrier to proceed to the intended destination, or

      b)      Where a flight by a U.S. flag air carrier is interrupted by a stop anticipated to be six (6)
     hours of more for refueling, reloading, repairs etc., and no other flight by a U.S. flag air carrier is
     available during the six hour period, or

 c)     Where by itself or in combination with other U.S. flag air carrier (if U.S. flag air carriers are
"unavailable") it takes 12 hours or longer from the original airport to the destination airport to
accomplish the Grantee's program than would service by a non-U.S. flag air carrier or carriers, or

 d)      When the elapsed travel time on a scheduled flight from origin to destination airports by
non-U.S. flag air carrier(s) is three (3) hours or less, and services by U.S. flag air carrier(s) would
involve twice such travel time.

2. Class of Accommodations

It is NCBA’s policy to use the least expensive, economy class fare for all travel.

First class or business class accommodations are only permissible when no economy class
accommodations are available and the traveler provides written certification of such facts with
his/her expense report or because of a certifiable medical condition documented by a doctor’s written

Through fares, special fares, commutation fares, excursion, and reduced-rate round-trip fares should
be used for official travel when it can be determined prior to the start of a trip that the use of any of
these is practical and economical to NCBA.

3. Routing of Travel

All travel financed hereunder shall be by the most direct route available. In all cases where a traveler
travels to or from an assignment by an indirect route, the traveler is responsible for paying the
difference between actual air fare and the air fare which results from travelling by the most direct
route. If such indirect travel also results in use of non-U.S. carriers, when U.S. carriers were
available by the most direct route, then such travel may result in an additional disallowance of travel
costs. The amount of such disallowance is based on the U.S. Comptroller General's policy in effect
on the dates of such travel.

4. Authorized Stopovers Enroute

In cases where total travel time by the most direct route exceeds 14 hours, the traveler is allowed one
24 hour stopover enroute. Traveler shall receive up to one day per diem for each such stopover, and
shall receive his/her fee if the stopover occurs on a weekday (Monday through Friday).

5. Authorized Stopovers in Washington

NCBA may authorize a stopover enroute to or from the country of assignment of up to five days for
briefing or debriefing. Traveler should check with his supervisor to determine if such stopover is

6. Baggage

Traveler is authorized baggage in compliance with airlines' free baggage allowance policy. For
carriers, this is commonly:

Two bags for which the total dimension (length, width, height) do not exceed 106" - the largest bag
cannot exceed 62" in total dimensions, the smaller bag cannot exceed 44" in total dimensions. Also,
the total weight of the free allowance cannot exceed 44 pounds.

7. Cancelled Reservations

 a)       When a reservation for accommodations on a train, ship, or plane is cancelled because of
unavoidable delay or official necessity, the cost of the service fee charged by the carrier is allowed.
Fees paid for cancellations of reservations for personal reasons or personal delays in notifying the
carrier are not reimbursable.

 b)       Liquidated Damage Payments to Traveler
 In the case of the tickets provided by NCBA, and when tariffs require liquidated damage payments
to travelers for the carrier's failure to provide confirmed reserved space, such payments by the liable
carrier are to be by check made payable to the "Cooperative League of the USA". In no case is the
traveler permitted to accept from the carrier a check showing the traveler as payee. The traveler is to
acknowledge receipt of the check and submit a copy of the acknowledgement and the check with
travel voucher.

8. Use of Privately Owned Conveyance

When the use of a privately-owned conveyance is determined to be advantageous to the project,
travel may be authorized on a mileage basis as follows:

--       Automobiles (including trucks, vans, etc.) = 51 cents per mile (as of January 14, 2011)

In determining whether use of a privately-owned conveyance is advantageous to the project,
consideration will be given to the feasibility of using common carrier transportation conveyances
based on availability, suitability of schedules, and other applicable requirements; the advantage
resulting from the more expeditious transaction of business, economy, and employee performance
effectiveness; as well as other advantages and/or disadvantages to the Government in the particular

9. Computation of Expenses

a) Distances - When travel is performed by a privately-owned motor vehicle, distances are to be
determined by use of standard highway mileage guides or by speedometer readings. Any substantial
deviation from distances shown in the standard highway mileage guides shall be explained.

b) Allowable Travel Time - Allowable time for travel by privately-owned conveyance is limited to
that reasonably required. Variations in driving conditions do not permit the establishment of daily
mileage requirements. However, in the United States, 350 miles per day is considered the normal
driving distance. Where road, climatic, and other factors beyond the control of the traveler cause

interruptions and deviations resulting in travel time in excess of that normally required, the traveler
will include a full explanation on the travel voucher.

c) Additional Allowable Expenses - The actual costs of parking fees, ferry fares, bridge, road and
tunnel tolls are payable in addition to the mileage allowances.

Visa Information:

Volunteers traveling to Senegal can enter the country without a visa as long as they have a U.S.
Passport that is valid for at least six months past their date of departure from Senegal and an
International Certificate of Vaccination showing that they’ve been vaccinated against yellow

Passport Information:

As a precaution, you should make at least one photocopy of your passport and carry it with you
separately from your passport. Having a photocopy of your passport will make it much easier to
replace in case it gets lost or stolen. You should also leave a copy of your passport with your
emergency contact person or with the NCBA office.

Register With the U.S. State Department:

NCBA recommends that you register with the State Department before you leave on your
assignment. The process is simple and you can do it online at Registering with the embassy will enable them to help
you more easily in case of an emergency.

Part Two: During Your Assignment

Volunteer Expenses:

Volunteer expenses fall into two categories: expenses incurred in the U.S. or during travel to and
from Africa that are denominated in dollars or Euros, and expenses incurred in Africa that are
denominated in CFA Francs. Expenses incurred in the U.S. or while on travel to and from Africa
will be reimbursed after your assignment is over by the NCBA/CLUSA headquarters office. In
order to have your expenses reimbursed, you will need to send in a completed expense report and
receipts for expenses over $25. Our field staff in Senegal will cover most of your expenses while
you are in country. Before you leave your country of assignment, our field staff accountant will
help you put together an expense report. The field office finance staff will also give you one day’s
worth of per diem money to pay your expenses on the way home. There is a blank expense report
form included with this book.

NCBA Travel reimbursement policy:

A. PER DIEM – Per diem is designed to partially offset the additional costs of being away from the
Home Office or Post, and is not intended as a potential additional source of income. Per diem is
divided into two parts (1) Lodging and (2) meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE)

1. Lodging: Travelers will receive reimbursement for actual lodging expenses (up to the maximum
dollar amount allowed by the Federal Government). In order to receive reimbursement for lodging,
the traveler must attach hotel receipts to his/her expense claim.
(a) When traveling outside the United States, reimbursement shall be based on the total cost for
lodging and shall include the actual amount charged for the room plus any applicable taxes and
(b) When traveling within the United States, reimbursement shall be based on the actual charge for
the room. Travelers may claim taxes as a separately reimbursable item on their travel vouchers.

2. Meals and Incidental Expenses: No receipts are required for M&IE expenses that are under $25.
(a) Meals - Expenses for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and related tips and taxes (specifically
excluded are alcoholic beverage and entertainment expenses, and any expenses incurred for other
(b) Incidental Expenses - (i) Fees and tips to porters, baggage carriers, bellhops, hotel maids,
stewards or stewardesses and others on vessels, and hotel servants in foreign countries; (ii)
Laundry and cleaning and pressing of clothing; (iii) Transportation between places of lodging or
business and places where meals are taken; (iv) Telegrams and telephone calls necessary to
reserve lodging accommodations.

3. M&IE Rates: A person traveling on behalf of NCBA/CLUSA shall be guided by the following
to determine the appropriate reimbursable M&IE rate:
(a) Traveling to a country where CLUSA has an established rate different from the Federal
Government rate, the traveler shall be reimbursed at the rate CLUSA has established for that
particular country. The M&IE per diem rate that CLUSA has established for is $76 for Dakar,
Senegal and $47 for other locations in Senegal.

(b) Traveling to a country where CLUSA does NOT have an established rate, the traveler shall be
reimbursed at the appropriate Federal Government rate as published from time to time for
Domestic Travel or Foreign Travel.

4. Computation of reimbursement for M&IE:
(a) For computing M&IE, official travel begins when the traveler leaves home or office and ends
when the traveler returns to home or office.
(b) The appropriate maximum M&IE rate shall be determined by the rate applicable for the city of
arrival. The traveler shall be entitled the maximum applicable rate for each calendar day in the
location. The traveler is not required to calculate fractions of a calendar day, except as provided
for in 4.(c).
(c) For the day travel begins, the traveler shall be reimbursed for 75% of the M&EI rate
applicable for the city of arrival; for the day travel ends, the traveler shall be reimbursed for 75%
of the applicable rate of the proceeding day.

5. Allowable Rest Stops: When travel is direct between authorized origin and destination points
which are separated by several time zones and either the origin or destination point is outside the
continental United States, a rest stop not to exceed 24 hours may be authorized or approved when
air travel between the two points is by less-than-premium-class accommodations and the
scheduled flight time, including stopovers, exceeds 14 hours by a direct or usually traveled route.
(a) The per diem rate for the rest stop shall be the rate applicable for the rest stop location.
(b) A reasonable rest period shall not be allowed when travel is authorized by premium-class
(c) A rest stop shall not be authorized when an employee, for personal convenience, elects to
travel by an indirect route resulting in excess travel time.

B. OTHER TRAVEL-RELATED EXPENSES - In addition to Per Diem, the traveler shall receive
reimbursement for the following expenses. Items marked with an  require prior NCBA/CLUSA
approval to be eligible for reimbursement:

(a) Economy class air tickets from point of origin to destination (most direct route) if not provided by
     NCBA. For any air travel, please enclose the flight coupon with the expense report.
(b) Local transportation within the country of destination for purposes which are directly related to
     the traveler's assignment if such transportation is not furnished by the AID Mission, host country
     government, CLUSA Project Office or cooperatives;
(c) Phone calls or faxes directly related to the assignment;
(d)Excess baggage costs not to exceed one bag of a maximum of 80 inches in dimensions; and 22
     pounds in weight.
(e) Fees for visas, airport taxes;
(f) Photographs of the project being assisted;
(g) Commissions for conversion of currency;
(h) Fees for traveler’s checks purchased in connection with travel outside the limits of the continental
     United States;
(i) Fees in connection with the issuance of passports and visas, and other legally required costs;
(j) Photographs for passports and visas;
(k) Certificates of birth, health, and identity and affidavits;
(l)Pre-travel inoculations, medications, or prophylaxis that are required or necessary for the
     assignment travel;
(m)Necessary computer or typewriting services or rental of a computer or a typewriters in
     connection with preparation of reports or correspondence, clerical assistance, services of guides,
     interpreters, packers, drivers of vehicles, and storage of property used on official business;
(n)Hire of room for official use when necessary to transact official business;
(o)Hire of boats, automobile, taxicab or other conveyance when Traveler is engaged on official
     business within or outside Traveler's post of duty.
(p)Rental of a conveyance for more than one day's duration.
(q) Transportation by bus or streetcar between places of business, and between place of lodging and
     place of business at a temporary duty station.
(r) Usual taxicab and airport limousine fares, when applicable, plus tip, from common carrier or
     other terminal to either the Traveler's home or place of business, from the Traveler's home or
     place of business to common carrier terminal, or between airport and airport limousine terminal.
     When common carrier transportation service is available for all or part of the distance involved,

     such as limousine or bus facilities between cities and airport terminals, such service should be
     used to the maximum extent practicable. When suitable common carrier transportation is
     available but the traveler elects to use a taxicab, an explanation of the circumstances should be
     furnished on the travel voucher. Taxicab reimbursement in excess of $25.00 including tip must
     be supported by a receipt along with statement justifying the use of such conveyance, or by the
     Traveler's certification in lieu of receipt. SuperShuttle ( provides
     excellent common carrier transportation service in several U.S. Cities. You can use coupon code
     SWMAG to receive a 10% discount on making reservations through their web site.
(s) Reimbursement may also be authorized or approved for the usual taxicab fares, plus tip, as
1) From the traveler's home to office on the day of departure from the office on an official trip
     requiring at least one night's lodging; and
2) From office to home on the day of return at the office from such trip.
(t) The amount of the tip which is allowable under this section is 15 cents when the fare is $1.00 or
     less or 15 percent of the reimbursable fare when it exceeds $1.00.
(u) Daily travel to procure lodging at the nearest available place when such cannot be procured at a
     temporary duty station.
(v) Charges for transfer, storage, checking and porter's fees and tips for handling NCBA’s property
     carried by the traveler.
(w) Excess official baggage and other miscellaneous expenses, not enumerated herein, may be
     authorized or approved when necessarily incurred by the traveler in connection with the
     transaction of official business.
(x) Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle at the approved US Government rate in effect at the
     time of travel

Travelers shall obtain receipts for all the above expenses except costs of less than $25.00 for taxis
or limousines.

C. EXPENSES THAT WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED - Examples of costs which may not be
reimbursed are as follows:

1)       Entertainment expenses or purchases of meals for others;
2)       Personal travel and other expenses which are not related directly to the assignment;
3)       Items covered by per diem may not be paid separately. These include:
         a.       Charges for meals and lodging. (NOTE: When lodging and meals are provided by
common carriers and are included in the fare they are considered as transportation expenses rather
than subsistence and are therefore allowable expenses.)
         b.       Personal use of room and bath during daytime.
         c.       Fees and tips to waiters, porters, baggage persons, bellhops, hotel servants, dining
room stewards, and similar employees.
         d.       Faxes and telephone calls reserving hotel accommodations, requesting leave,
inquiring as to status of salary, expense vouchers, advance of funds and reply thereto, or any other
matters of a personal nature.
         e.       Fans, air conditioning, heating, radios or television in rooms.

         f.      Transportation between place of lodging or business and places where meals are
taken, except as specified.

4)      Costs of a personal nature and payments or gratuities to U.S. Government employees are not

NCBA reserves the right to make the final determination as to the allowability of all travel expenses
and fees, and deduct such amounts from final settlement if not allowable. Should any such expense
or fee not be reimbursed, the traveler shall be given an explanation as to the reasons therefore.


The traveler should complete an NCBA Claim For Reimbursement For Expenditures (see format)
and attach to each expense report receipts for all expenses, including hotel receipts, all passenger
copies of air tickets, boarding passes, excess baggage tickets, and all unused tickets.

The reimbursement form must be signed and dated.

Emergency Procedures:

NCBA provides emergency medical evacuation assistance through Medex Plus and TraveMed.
MedEx Plus handles medical evacuation and facilitates payments and TravMed in the insurance
company that will actually make the payments. You will receive a Medex Plus and a TravMed
card that will include instructions on how to use both services. In the event of a medical
emergency, your Program Coordinator will take you to the nearest hospital or doctor. You should
also call the Medex Assistance Corporation collect at +1-800-537-2029 or +1-410-453-6300. You
should then call TravMed collect at +1-410-453-6330. Please see the Medex and TravMed
brochures included in this mailing for more information.

Waiver of Benefits and Indemnity:

By agreeing to participate in an NCBA/CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignment, the
Volunteer waives additional benefits and agrees to indemnify and hold NCBA harmless for any
loss, damage or injury sustained as a result of work under this volunteer assignment, due to the
negligent acts or omissions of the Volunteer and the officers, employees, and agents thereof,
including any claim for damages, restitution, loss, injury or specific action instituted by any third
party against the Volunteer from the work performed under this Volunteer assignment.

NCBA agrees to indemnify and hold the Volunteer harmless for any loss, damage or injury
sustained as a result of work under this Volunteer assignment, due to the negligent acts or
omissions of NCBA and the officers, employees, and agents thereof, including any claim for
damages, restitution, loss, injury or specific action instituted by any third party against NCBA
from the work performed under this Volunteer assignment.


We are always looking for good photos of volunteers on their assignments. We’re especially
interested in pictures of volunteers and their hosts doing things. A picture of a volunteer and a
host fixing a farm machine or working with an animal is a lot better than a picture of a bunch of
people all standing around looking at the camera. Please feel free to send us any pictures you take
during your assignment. If we feature your photo on our website or in a success story, we will
make sure you get credit for it.

Part Three: After Your Assignment

Public Outreach:

NCBA/CLUSA strongly encourages you to speak publically about your assignment after you
return home. Getting the word out about the work we’re doing overseas is an important element
of the program. It’s just as important for volunteers to share their knowledge and experiences in
Africa with Americans as it is to share their knowledge and experiences of America with
Africans. You’ll have been to a place where few Americans go- there may be groups in your
community that would be interested in hearing your story. Church groups, Scout troops, Rotary
and Kiwanis groups and the members of your cooperative are all good venues for public outreach.
Your local newspaper or radio station may also be interested in interviewing you about your
experience. We’re happy to help you out with your presentation. We can make copies of Farmer-
to-Farmer Program materials and support you in other ways as well. Please let us know what we
can do to help!

When you do public outreach, please take a few minutes and let our staff in Washington know
about it. If you do a presentation, please let us know how many people attended, the date of the
presentation and a sentence or two on who you presented to. One of our goals in Farmer-to-
Farmer is to tell as many Americans as we can about the work we’re doing overseas and how they
can participate. Telling us about your public outreach work helps us measure our progress
towards that goal.

Other NCBA/CLUSA projects in Senegal:

Farmer to Farmer (FtF) isn’t the only program that NCBA/CLUSA implements in Senegal. We
have other activities in each country which are designed to increase production of selected
commodities, link farmers to markets and increase agricultural incomes. So far, most of the FtF
volunteer assignments in Senegal have been developed around these ongoing activities. It may be
helpful for you to know about our other projects in Senegal so that you can learn a little more
about the context that your volunteer project fits into. Here are brief descriptions of the other
projects that NCBA/CLUSA implements in Senegal.

1. USAID Senegal Agricultural and Natural Resources Management (Wula Nafaa II) 2008
   – 2013

Wula Nafaa II (WN II) is a follow-on project to U.S Agency for International Development
(USAID)-funded natural resource management (NRM) program Wula Nafaa I of 2003-2008. The
overall objectives of the WN II are:
    i. To strengthen local community capacity to assume responsibility for natural resources
         management and thereby increase local access to and control of natural areas and profits
         derived from those areas.
   ii. To take a holistic approach in improving and strengthening the value chain of natural
         resource management and production within local communities.
NCBA/CLUSA provides technical assistance in this project to rural enterprises and group
businesses to facilitate market access, build organizational capacity and coordinate access to
credit. The Wula Nafaa project frequently calls on Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers to train their staff
and the farmers that they work with in a variety of agricultural topics, including Integrated Pest
Management and improving soil fertility through Conservation Farming methods.

2. USDA Senegal Millet Food Initiative 2008 – 2012

NCBA/CLUSA is in charge of selling on the Senegalese market 4,200 MT of crude degummed
soybean oil donated by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The sale has been structured
to avoid undercutting the Senegalese producers who we are trying to help. Over a three-year
period, the proceeds from the sale will be used to implement the following activities in Senegal:
     - Strengthen Producer Organizations through training in business and financial
     - Enhance Millet Production through the provision of improved seeds, training in more
         efficient production methods and promotion of conservation farming.
     - Improve Market Linkages through the development of a market information system and
         training in processing technologies, marketing and business development.
     - Improve access to Financial Services by establishing a guarantee fund with a Senegalese
         financial institution.
The project intends to promote millet as a nutritious and affordable alternative to rice and will
over the lifetime of the project, offer support to 12,500 millet producers and 50 processing
organizations. The main objective will be on addressing the trend of rural and in some cases
urban food insecurity in Senegal. The project works to reverse the inefficiencies of the millet
value chain by helping producers organize to buy inputs cooperatively and by improving access to
markets and information to build stronger links between producers and markets.
Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers have worked with the Millet Food Initiative in the areas of increased
millet production, improved millet processing methods and improved methods for controlling the
parasitic striga weed.

3. USAID/Yaajende 2010 – 2015

The Yaajende Agricultural Development Project is a USAID-funded, five year, $40 million
program to improve food security in Senegal. Yaajende is one of the first programs of the Feed
the Future Initiative, which is part of USAID’s global hunger and food security effort that
cooperates with host governments and development partners to undertake the root causes of

global poverty and hunger. Yaajende is a country-led project that addresses the issues of
availability, access, utilization and governance of food-related resources through integrated
programming in agriculture, agri-businesses, nutrition and governance. The objective of the
project is to strengthen small-holder farmers, create market linkages for their products and
promote good nutrition while improving food security. NCBA/CLUSA will help small-holder
farmers to increase their agricultural production by creating and strengthening producer groups,
providing economies of scale and allowing farmers to purchase agricultural inputs (such as seed
and fertilizers) at more agreeable prices.
Yaajende will work with Wula Nafaa II and another program in Senegal called the Economic
Development Program (PCE in French) to introduce Conservation Farming methods to new
farmers. The Yaajende project is currently in its start-up phase and we expect to develop
volunteer assignments that help pursue its objectives.

        Emergency Contact Information
     ***Please Save This Sheet and Take it With You When You Travel***


Office Address:                                            Farmer-to-Farmer Program Coordinator Yaguemar
USDA/CLUSA/Senegal                                         Diop
Avenue J.F. Kennedy                                        Mobile: 221 77 4375048
Kaolack                                                    E-Mail:
Country Director Alphonse Faye
Office: +221 33 942 21 89
Mobile: +221 77 529 37 85


Eric Wallace                                               Sophia Elmore
Farmer-to-Farmer Program Manager                           Farmer-to-Farmer Assistant Program Manager
Office: 202-383-5474                                       Office: 202-383-5481
Mobile: 301-442-2675                                       Mobile: 706-987-4137                               
Skype: eric.wallace.clusa                                  Skype: clusa.elmore

In case of medical emergencies:
     1. Call MedEx Plus collect at +1-800-537-2029 or +1-410-453-6300 for medical evaluation.
     2. Call TravMed collect at +1-410-453-6330 to arrange payment for medical services.
     3. Call your Farmer-to-Farmer Program Coordinator and your CLUSA field office.
     4. Call Eric Wallace or Sophia Elmore.

For other concerns:

If you are in the U.S. or on your way to or from Africa, please call Eric Wallace or Sophia Elmore.

If you are in Africa, please call your Farmer-to-Farmer Program Coordinator first. If your Program Coordinator is
not available, please then call the CLUSA field office, Eric Wallace or Sophia Elmore.

Families in the United States whose U.S. citizen relatives abroad can contact the Department of State through our
Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management at 202- 647-5225.

                                             U.S. Embassy in Senegal

U.S. Embassy in Senegal
  American Citizen Services Unit
  U.S. Embassy
  Ave Jean XXIII x Rue Kleber
 B.P. 49
  Dakar, Senegal
Regular Phone: 33-829-21-00
Emergency Phone: 33-829-2109

                                         Emergency Services in Senegal

Here is a list of emergency service providers and medical professionals in Senegal from the U.S. Embassy web
pages. This list is provided for informational purposes only. NCBA/CLUSA assumes no responsibility for the
professional ability or integrity of the persons listed below.

Dakar, Senegal Ambulance and Emergency Services

SOS Medecin: Baie de Soumbedioune, rue 62 x rue 64, BP 731 Dakar 33 821 3213 or 33 889 1515 staffed 24
hours. They have a mobile doctor service that will see you at your home. They can provide care for relatively minor
problems at home, e.g., suturing, earaches, evaluation of fevers, etc. If necessary, they provide patient transport to a
local hospital.

S.U.M.A. at Blvd. Cheikh Anta Diop, Off. 33 824-2418/ 33 824-7191
Dr. Babacar NIANG Hm. (+221) 33 820-0440 Cell. (+221) 33 648 5400

Friday from 9h00 –12h00, consultation possible after 5:00pm on Tuesday with Pr. Amadou Gallo Diop Cell. (+221)
76 680 5297 They also have a mobile doctor service and can provide assistance at home.

Dakar, Senegal Public Hospitals

Hopital Principal at Ave. Nelson Mandela & Roume, Tel. (+221) 33 839-
5050. Fax: (221) 33 839-5002. Chief of the Emergency Department – Colonel Mapathe Seck (221) 33 839-5489.
Go to Emergency Room at main entrance. (Major trauma Hospital.).
Web: Http://

Hopital General de Grand Yoff- HGGY (Centre de traumatologie)
Tel:(+221) 33 8694050; Fax (+221) 33 827 6149
Director of the Hospital- Saliou Diallo (+221) 33 869 4042

Emergency department (Service des Urgences Medicales) (+221) 33 869 4078 e-mail:

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fann, (known as Hopital Fann) avenue Cheikh Anta Diop
Tel(+221) 33 8691818
Director of the Hospital Daouda Diene
emergency department ( Chef Service d’Urgences) Dr. Alioune Dieng: Tel (+221)33 8691820

Hopital Aristide Le Dantec, Plateau avenue Pasteur
Tel: (+221) 33 889 3800 Emergency : (+221) 33 889 3877


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