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Senegal: melons by the million

Choosing to stay
  • 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

Choosing to stay

Young people, like those who play in the weekly melon farm football tournament, no longer leave the area to seek work. With better food, housing, health and education and regular income, they feel little nostalgia for traditional occupations like fishing and pastoralism.

picture credit: © Green Shoots Productions



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