New Video Released: Interview with farmers in Cape Verde

In February 2024, CIRAWA’s partner REVOLVE had the privilege of interviewing several farmers in Cape Verde. They visited their farms to discuss the current agricultural situation and the country’s struggle with a dry and changing climate.

Cape Verde comprises 10 islands off the coast of West Africa, heavily influenced by the Sahara Desert climate. While some islands are more suitable for agriculture, others rely on imports for food and fresh produce. The small size of the islands means farms are also small. Most farmers live off their own harvests, selling only a small portion at local markets.

Climate change has significantly impacted all the islands, with agriculture and small producers suffering the most. Fortunately, agroecological practices have greatly improved production and soil health.

Hear directly from the farmers about their experiences and the benefits of agroecology in the video below.


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