Women benefit from reclaimed land in Gambia

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Women planting rice

More than 80,000 people in The Gambia are benefiting from a government project that reclaims and develops degraded land to use for agriculture.

The project, which is funded by the UN Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), uses very simple technologies.

A number of dykes and spillways that have been built in the area where the project is being implemented to retain water that used to flow away, making the land more productive.

Nearby, they are also turning swampland into farmland.

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration:  2’50″

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