A group of 12 young women have created a cooperative specialising in agro-ecology and tourism in the commune of Djembering. It is the first structured enterprise in the formal economy led entirely by young women under 30 years of age in this community.

The project, developed with the collaboration of the Xaley Foundation and the commune of Djembering, envisages the start-up of an agrotourism business based on agricultural production, for the sale of garden produce to the local market and tourists; and the provision of accommodation and catering services for travellers visiting this area of Casamance. The intervention includes the provision and equipping of the agrotourism farm, training in agricultural production techniques, cooking techniques, hotel management and reception of tourists