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Fédération Régionale des Groupements de Promotion Féminine de la région de Ziguinchor (FRGPF-Z, Regional Federation of Women’s Advancement Groups, Ziguinchor)
Senegal
 

The Fédération Régionale des Groupements de Promotion Féminine de la Région de Ziguinchor (FRGPF-Z) has worked since the late 1980s in southwestern Ziguinchor, in a region known as Lower Casamance. The region's wealth of vegetation makes it an important forest reserve in Senegal, including the country's largest population of mangroves.

Twin threats of declining fish populations (impacting catch sizes) and increasing soil salinity (a barrier to rice cultivation) were the catalysts for community-based action in the late-1990s, when women volunteers undertook mangrove reforestation to tackle both problems. This was supplemented by training in more sustainable oyster harvesting practices that conserved mangrove habitats. The federation currently comprises a total of 30,919 members from 1,274 affiliated women's groups throughout the region of Ziguinchor.

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CONTACT

Mme Sadio Thoune Seydi
Ziguinchor 190
Casamance, Senegal
Tel.: + 221 991.57.36 /  + 221 994.51.23    
Email: frgpfzig@yahoo.fr