Growing Gardens in the Desert Heat of MauritaniaAmid the harsh desert climate that wiped out crops and sent food prices soaring last year, farmers are now using improved seeds, tools and farming techniques to grow their vegetables.
Unlike before when crops were wiped away, gardens now flourish.
Mauritania: Drought Sends Food Prices Soaring
AlertNet, 5 October 2012
In some countries across the Sahel the end of the lean season heralded a period of steady rainfall. Not so in Mauritania, where households are still struggling to cope with… Read more »
IPS, 21 August 2012
"The palm tree is a means of survival," said Tahya Mint Mohamed, a 44-year-old Mauritanian farmer and mother of three children. "We eat its dates; we make mats, beds and chairs… Read more »
IPS, 16 August 2012
The building is standing empty now, but Fatimetou Mint M'Barkenni is looking forward to when it is again filled with the soft cheeping of day-old chicks. Earlier in the year, she… Read more »
Mauritania: Sharing to Survive
UNIRIN, 17 July 2012
"No one can eat alone - many people do not have enough," said Moussa. "All neighbours cook and eat together. Everyone eats in batches - first the children, followed by the elders,… Read more »
West Africa: Hunger Affecting 10 Million as Dry Season Approaches
UNIRIN, 29 March 2012
Hunger has come again to the Sahel. "Since yesterday I have only drunk water," said Houley Dia, 60, a widow who lives in Houdallah, a village of the Fula ethnic group in southern… Read more »
In a bid to reduce food insecurity, the government is turning to new approaches to agriculture, like expanded irrigation schemes, new crops and harnessing the energy of recent ... Read more »