Association pour la Défense de l’Environnement et des Consommateurs (ADEC)

The prevalence of foodborne illness is a serious public health problem in Senegal. ADEC aims to increase consumer awareness and redirect consumer choice towards products free of pesticides and other hazardous chemicals. To do this, ADEC plans to strengthen the capacity of women’s groups, young people and other vulnerable groups to adopt good hygiene practices, preserve the living environment, and practise techniques of micro gardening. Community nurseries will also be established, supplying households with various plants. The activities will establish a dynamic interaction between the different stakeholders and will promote the sharing of products.