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Food Sovereignty (video)

Vulnerable communities in the semi-Saharan Far North Province are thriving through their participation in the RELUFA network's Food Sovereignty program. Having been organized to run their own communal grain banks, farmers in 34 villages now ward off speculators at harvest time. Instead of selling their yields to merchants who hoard the produce to maximize profits later in the year, the crops are stored in the village granary. When families run out of their own reserves, they can take grains on in-kind credit and pay back this loan from the next sorghum harvest later in the year.

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