|Originally posted by Ania_xox |
Are directional adjectives like "southern" and "central" supposed to be capitalized in a context like this?
"Now in its second phase, the Project promotes durable and competitive agricultural practices, as well as lasting management of natural resources in Central, Southern, and Southeastern regions of Senegal."
Not unless that's the official name of the region. for example, when you say there aren't enough natural resources in the southern hemisphere, you don't capitalise because southern just modifies the word "hemisphere". However, when you say Northern Ireland, the word northern is capitalised because it's part of the name. So, if it's the name of a state, county, official region - capitalise it by all means. If not, then don't.
ps.: As I'm not a native speaker, I reserve myself the right to be wrong