Protocol watch


Senegal signed the Maputo Protocol in December, 2003 and ratified it in December, 2004. 

  • 2012: Article 7 of the Constitution. Article 7 of the Constitution adopted in 2001, and amended in 2012, includes the following provisions: The human person is sacred. It is inviolable. The State has the obligation to respect it and to protect it. Every individual has the right to life, to liberty, to security, to the free development of his personality, to corporeal integrity, notably to protection against all physical mutilations.
  • 2017: The “Anchor Borrowers Programme”; launched by Nigeria’s Central Bank it aims to facilitate interface betweeb smallholder farmers (mostly women) and agro processors.
  • 2016-2020: Agriculture Promotion Policy – an overall sector policy which also has provisions for women.