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Cape Verde: tracking down the drop of water against drought

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Published on : 03/27/2020 – 13:16Modified : 03/27/2020 – 16:06

The history of this archipelago of 500,000 inhabitants located 500 km west of Senegal is punctuated by deadly famines due to the drought.

Today, even if the country imports 80% of its food, more than half of Cape Verdeans live on agriculture. The sustainable management of the smallest drop of water is a national knowledge that can inspire many countries.

Report on the island of Santiago with Jacques Tavares, researcher at the National Institute for Agrarian Research and Development, responsible for the Directorate of Forestry and Rural Engineering at the Ministry of Agriculture.

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