Mauritania is in West Africa and borders the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara. The climate is desert-like with constant hot, dry, dusty conditions.



Agriculture and natural resources are Mauritania’s main commodities as 50 percent of the nation continues to depend on them for their livelihoods.

Of Mauritania’s total land area, 12 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees represent less than one percent of the total land area.


Mauritania suffers from droughts due to hot, humid and dusty conditions. Overgrazing, deforestation and soil erosion are also threatening high levels of deforestation in the country.

Mauritania’s infrastructure is also poor and the country suffers from a high level of poverty.


Dates . Millet . Sorghum . Rice . Corn


IFDC is improving the supply of fertilizers in Mauritania. Our key project in the country is USAID WAFP.

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