Like many other African and Asian countries, Senegal has cut farming subsidies and privatised the board that previously offered fixed prices to nut growers.
In doing so, the government will please the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. They believe that privatising state sectors will help developing countries compete more effectively on the world market.
All of this has had a huge impact on the country's peanut farmers, who will now be expected to take more financial risks. Ndiaga Seck reports on mixed feelings among those farmers.