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The Gambia: Reclaiming the Land

 

In The Gambia, women often farm on degraded, unproductive land. The more fertile land is usually reserved for men. But things are changing.

A government project is using simple technologies to reclaim degraded, swampy and unproductive land. 34000 hectares of land have already been reclaimed. Now, women like Awa Jagne - who used to battle to feed her children - can produce enough rice to support her family throughout the year.

 

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