Kaffrine

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Kaffrine
Town
KaffrineAgroforestry.jpg
Kaffrine is located in Senegal
Kaffrine
Kaffrine
Coordinates: 14°07′N 15°42′W / 14.117°N 15.700°W / 14.117; -15.700
Country  Senegal
Region Kaffrine Region
Département Kaffrine Department
Population (2013)
 • Total 39,357
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Kaffrine is the capital town of Kaffrine Region of Senegal.

Agriculture[edit]

Kaffrine lies in Senegal's Peanut Basin.[1] Peanuts are the second most common crop for the people of Kaffrine, only behind Millet. Both crops are grown by over 90% of farmers in Kaffrine. Maize is the third most popular crop and grown by over 85% of farmers.[2]

Climate Change[edit]

Kaffrine will be heavily affected by the changing climate as erratic rainfall will make current farming practices difficult and reduce agricultural production.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

Kaffrine has a station on the Dakar-Niger Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaffrine". 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Kaffrine | Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Network (AMKN)". amkn.org. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Kaffrine | Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Network (AMKN)". amkn.org. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 

Coordinates: 14°06′05.1″N 15°32′35.5″W / 14.101417°N 15.543194°W / 14.101417; -15.543194