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Lydia Kpohinto – Agricultural Production (Adja-ouèrè, Benin)

Lydia is 52 years old, and is a widow with 4 children. She did not have the opportunity to finish primary education herself, but all her children are enrolled in school. Lydia works producing red palm oil, which is a traditional African cooking oil that is being increasingly used in Asia and the developing world […]

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El Hadji Ousmane Toure – Food processing (Dakar, Senegal)

Ousmane is 30 years old and single, living with his parents and brothers and sisters in the Pikine region of Dakar. He and one of his brothers jointly operate a grain processing plant that produces millet, corn and other grains used for couscous, corn porridge and other dishes that form a staple in the Senegalese […]

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Elizabeth Djossou Houmenou – Farming (Adja-ouèrè, Benin)

Elizabeth is married and has 7 children. She is 45 years old and has received training in horticulture and farming. For nearly twenty years she has been growing vegetables such as tomato and peppers and also maize and cassava. Elizabeth sells her entire harvest at the Kpankou and Ketou markets. Elizabeth also produces red palm oil – a […]

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