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Senegal: melons by the million

A handful of promise
  • A handful of promise
  • Sharing the pleasure
  • Dual-purpose dam
  • Drip-perfect fertigation
  • Water works
  • Plotting a better diet
  • Labour of love
  • Equal opportunity
  • Choosing to stay
  • Melon matters

A handful of promise

Senegal is the latest to join Morocco, Guadeloupe and Spain in supplying fragrant, orange-fleshed Charantes melon to European consumers. Ideal climatic conditions, abundant fresh water and available labour make northern Senegal perfect for melon-growing.

picture credit: © Green Shoots Productions



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