Women return across a parched landscape to their village from plots of land where they cultivate vegetables. In order to produce enough food to sustain communities through the long dry seasons in the Western Sahel, agricultural activities depend on the cycles of seasonal rains. Globalwarming and climatechange have caused rainy seasons to fail, erratic rains when they do come and prolonged drought in recent years, exacerbating food insecurity, hunger and poverty in the region.
Boitieck Ehel Aly, Mauritania. 06/03/2011.
- Photo © J.B. Russell
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- REPORTAGE: Climate Change in the Sahel