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Senegal: melons by the million

Dual-purpose dam
  • 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

Dual-purpose dam

The Diama anti-salinity barrage, 27km upstream from the mouth of the River Senegal, prevents flooding inland by salt water. It also retains some freshwater, allowing extraction from the river for irrigation to increase.

picture credit: © Green Shoots Productions



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