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Niger - land in crisis

Bitter fruit
  • Land in crisis
  • Slim harvests
  • Bitter fruit
  • Child in need
  • Survival mechanism
  • Water-borne danger
  • Flood damage
  • Paradise lost
  • Preparing for the future

Bitter fruit

This small fruit, known locally as anza, has become the main food source for millions of people in Niger currently facing major food insecurity. Bitter and toxic in its natural form, it is boiled four or five times, smashed and then diluted in water before consumption.

picture credit: Gonzalo Höhr/Action Against Hunger



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