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Senegal: melons by the million

Equal opportunity
  • 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

Equal opportunity

Recruiting workers for the four main melon fields in cultivation each year is the responsibility of a female village elder. Ensuring equal employment to women and men, Christian and Moslem, has built a strong commitment to the crop and its future in the area.

picture credit: © Green Shoots Productions



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