SENEGAL: No mangoes, no money

Published on 17 August 2010

Families in Senegal’s Casamance region have less to spend and less to eat this lean season because of a drastic drop in mango production, residents and agriculture experts say. (..) Fruit-destroying insects and increased soil salinity have also hit production, according to William Diatta, WFP senior programme officer and acting head of the Ziguinchor sub-office. “A lot more households find themselves vulnerable this year,” Diatta told IRIN.

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