FAO Goodwill Ambassador Ms Dee Dee Bridgewater appraising paddy from a rice thresher supplied by the project. - - Special Programme for Food Security. In December 1999, Dr Jacques Diouf, Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) led a delegation, including FAO Ambassador, Ms Dee Dee Bridgewater, to visit sites and activities of the programme.
Sites visited were located at Podor, Kaolack, Fatick, Dakar and ThiÂ??nd the beneficiaries of all the project activities warmly welcomed the visitors in all these areas. In Dakar, the delegation visited a micro-garden project that had been set up using new technology to enable beneficiaries to grow their own produce in special containers by using the minimum space available. A floating system (soilless culture) is used.