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Posts tagged ‘agriculture’

Geotag Icon In praise of… “The People’s Workbook”

Blog posted by on Nov 2nd, 2009

The first in our new series of random things we stumble across (online and in the real world) and like during our journey through Africa.



Geotag Icon Baobabs and toubabs in northern Senegal

Blog posted by on Oct 5th, 2009

After the end of Ramadan in St Louis, we set off for a slow, eight day cycle through rural Senegal’s backroads, passing through savannah and peanut farms, villages and holy cities, towards the Gambian border.



Geotag Icon A short(ish) history of St Louis

Blog posted by on Sep 18th, 2009

One way or another, we’ve spent quite a bit of time in St Louis, a tiny island in the north of Senegal. As the end of Ramadan approaches, Bex looks at the city past and present.



Geotag Icon The merry nutcrackers

audio, people posted by on Jun 22nd, 2009

The argan nutOn the way from Sidi Ifni to Guelmim in southern Morocco, we cycled past a women’s cooperative extracting oil from argan nuts. We went in to meet the women, get laughed at and repeatedly bash our fingers with a heavy rock. You can read (and watch a slideshow) about the cultural, environmental and economic importance of argan in Huw’s Spotlight: all about argan.

Recorded on: 18th June 2009, 14:00 local time.
Location: Between Sidi Ifni and Guelmim, southern Morocco (view on map)
Copyright: Listen to Africa



Geotag Icon Spotlight: all about argan

Blog posted by on Jun 22nd, 2009

The first in a series of “spotlights” on people, projects and ideas that we find inspiring. This one’s on the argan tree, the women’s cooperatives who extract oil from it, and the tree’s importance in preventing desertification.



Geotag Icon Cycling through a changing country

Blog posted by on May 27th, 2009

A cliff-top tree near the surfer hideaway of Immessouane, Morocco. © Listen to Africa

I’m writing this on the balcony of a small apartment in Agadir, southern Morocco. I have geraniums around me and palm trees in front of me and, just inside, there’s a cool, breezy apartment – with a bath! And a fridge!