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Mali's poor farmers fear hunger season after patchy rains, conflict

By Soumaila T. Diarra | Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:14 AM
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BAMAKO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the Malian village of Gwelekoro, 53-year-old widow Kadia Samake worries that she will have real difficulty feeding her 15-member family when the “lean season” - an annual time of food shortages - arrives in July.

“I grew sorghum on this farm, but the harvest totally failed; no grain was found (on the plants)”, she said, pointing out to a few ...

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