Guédé Chantier is a thriving eco-commune with approximately 7,000 inhabits and is located on the banks of the Doué River in the Senegal River valley. Founded in 1993, it has since worked on introducing and furthering irrigation-based agriculture and has received much support from other organisations. Due to the community being composed of so many inhabitants in an area that geographically-speaking presents many challenges, those living in Guédé Chantier have had to learn how to adapt sustainable survival techniques.
After many years of lobbying, the village was turned into an eco-commune in 2009 and became the first verified and registered eco-commune of its kind in Senegal.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 7000
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors