The President of the Republic of Senegal, his Excellency Mr Macky Sall, has allocated to the country's rice producers a subsidy of 32 CFA francs on the price per kilogram of paddy rice. This brings the purchase price per kilogram of paddy rice from 130 CFA francs to 162 CFA francs. Out of those 32 CFA francs, 2 CFA francs will be paid for collateral management and certification and the remaining 30 CFA francs go directly to rice producers.
The decision to subsidise paddy rice as well as fertilizers was taken on Thursday, February 24, 2022, during the Council of Ministers. It was the result of an advocacy process that Rikolto supported.