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Senegal: melons by the million

Labour of love
  • 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

Labour of love

Harvesting is a precise business. A team of nineteen women and six men work behind each rig, carefully selecting fruits that are ready to be picked. The teams harvest 10,000 tonnes of melon - about eleven million fruits - during each October to May growing season.

picture credit: © Green Shoots Productions



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