Agrifood training in Senegal

You are interested in the design, production and sale of livestock and agricultural products in Senegal. Agrifood training in Senegal give you the opportunity to work in this sector. Indeed, it constantly recruits competent employees for various positions. Discover in this article all the information you need to carry out your training in agribusiness in Senegal.

Agrifood training in Senegal

Agrifood training in Senegal can be done in the short or long term. For the short term, you will have the choice between a BTS and a DUT and for the long term the license or the master.


Agrifood training in Senegal: BTS, DUT

Whether you are interested in production or sales, short-term training courses are numerous. Indeed, the course for the BTS or DUT is often done over two years. In addition, it allows the learner to have recognized professional skills. However, the training course allows you to follow different branches.


For those who want to do agribusiness marketing, you can follow:

  • The BTS in customer relations and negotiation
  • The commercial techno BTS with the food product option
  • BTS in Business Unit Management
  • The DUT in Marketing Technique


You can also specialize in agri-food logistics by following these courses:

  • The BTS in packaging and assembly engineering
  • BTS Transportation


For production, you have the choice between several short-term training courses:

  • The BTS in Electrical Engineering
  • BTS in industrial control and automatic regulation
  • BTS in industrial maintenance
  • Industrial Engineering and Maintenance

Quality control   

Quality control is essential for food companies. Here is a list of BTS:

  • The BTS in Bio analysis and control
  • Quality in the food industries and Bio-industries
  • DUT in Biological Engineering

The bachelor's and master's degree in agri-food in Senegal

Many private and public universities allow Senegal to follow a bachelor's degree in agribusiness. Indeed, this course trains students in food engineering. However, after the license under three years SVT (science of life and earth), you can specialize in master in different sectors offered by the food industry. You can also after the baccalaureate follow agri-food in public universities in Senegal.

At the end of the training, you will have a diploma with the skills necessary to work in a company.

Agrifood schools in Senegal

Many public and private universities offer courses in agribusiness in Senegal. In addition, the courses are accessible to students with the baccalaureate series S and other equivalent diplomas.

Public universities

Gaston Berger University of Saint Louis provides courses in agri-food more specifically on agricultural production at the UFR of agronomic sciences, aquaculture, technology and food. After obtaining the baccalaureate, you can submit your application via Campusen.

After obtaining your baccalaureate in series S. You can submit your application to the Faculty of Natural Sciences (SN) at UCAD via Campusen. Indeed, after obtaining the license within three years you will have the choice to specialize in a field of agribusiness.

Private agri-food training schools

Most of the agri-food training schools are located in Dakar, among them we can mention:

  • ENSA National School of Agriculture
  • CSFP IAA Sectoral Center for Vocational Training in the Agrifood Industries
  • ESSIB Higher School of Industrial and Biological Engineering
  • ESAS Senegal Higher School of Agronomy of Senegal

The list is not exhaustive. For training schools, access is simple. Indeed, all you have to do is register for a BTS or license.

Opportunities for agri-food training in Senegal

Agro-food training in Senegal offers many opportunities. Here is a list of jobs in high demand in the food industry.

Cleanliness and Hygiene Officer 

It is a profession made by professionals which consists in maintaining different surfaces. Indeed, it can be an interior surface, but also an exterior one. Besides, cleanliness and hygiene officer is responsible for maintenance and compliance with hygiene rules.

Environment health and safety officer

The shift manager is responsible for compliance and disease prevention in a company. In addition, he oversees the working conditions of employees, their safety, but also respect for the environment.

Logistics Officer  

The person occupying this position is responsible for ensuring that the goods are sent and received in the proper manner.

Quality specialist  

The quality specialist is responsible for ensuring the quality of the products. Indeed, it verifies the compliance of the latter with the regulations in force.

Waste treatment technician

In the food industry, waste management is not neglected. However, the technician in charge of the position is responsible for sorting, analysis of recycling and destruction of waste.

Agrifood training in Senegal takes place in training schools and universities. There are many courses, so it's up to you to choose what you like in the field and train yourself.

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