A pod of gold

In "Food Trees", people from Burkina Faso explain why the African locust bean, or néré, is so important to their lives.
Many trees across the world provide people with food and other benefits.

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The African locust bean grows across the Sudan and Sahel, from Senegal to Burkina Faso to Uganda. This food tree is the source of the valued and highly nutritious néré pods.

Just why is this humble tree and the food it provides so important to so many West African families? Local women tell us in their own words.

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Topic(s) :   Food security Editors’ Choice 2015 Food & diets