Benin fish seller switches to rabbits

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Rose Mensah

Benin’s lakes and wetlands have been depleted of fish due to overfishing and destruction of mangroves and natural habitats.

Livelihoods are being threatened, competition is fierce and the fish is scarce.

But now these lakes are being rehabilitated and fishermen and fish-sellers are finding alternative ways to make a living.

Rose Mensah used to sell fried fish and chips, but then switched to raising rabbits in an innovative project supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD. Sam Cole reports

Duration: 2'30''

Source: IFAD

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