Rice: Restricting imports

In view of the increase in both quantity and quality of rice production, Senegal has decided to restrict rice imports to 500,000 t in 2015. With production estimated at around 270,000 t, this West African country is on track to reduce its dependency on imported rice, the primary cereal consumed by the Senegalese people.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.