Since 2006, the "National Biofuels Strategy", published by the Ministry of Agriculture in the context of a larger strategy, the "Retour Vers l'Agriculture", has been in operation. The country also has a policy on renewable energy. Through the diversification of energy sources, the Senegalese government hopes to raise the living standards of its people and to promote national energy security. Its rural regions in particular are to have better access to electricity owing to renewable energies.
Senegal does not have its own bioeconomy strategy. The country primarily focuses on bioenergy and specifically on the jatropha plant.