Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy

Woman sells mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The practice of eating locally grown food has changed the lives of 250,000 people in Senegal, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Many people in the West African country currently rely on expensive, imported food.

IFAD says that growing their own food has not only significantly helped the population through what is known as the "hungry season", it has also provided jobs for thousands of people.

James Heer reports.

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