Solar power saves women farmers in Senegal

Farmers in South East Senegal. Photo: Video capture “Senegal: Let the Sun Shine”/IFAD

Good farming practices and solar energy have helped to save a women's agricultural cooperative in Senegal.

The 65 members were about to give up on growing vegetables due to soil degradation caused by low rainfall.

However, investment by the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has brought solar-powered pumps—and a steady supply of water—to their community.

Sam Cole has the story.

Duration: 3’32″

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