Reportage: The Sahel: Between The Raindrops: The Sahel: Between The Raindrops

Young girls clean grains of semolina in a village in Assaba province. Traditionally a pastoralist, nomadic society, over the past 20 years, while remaining highly mobile, Mauritanians have become a largely sedentary society. However, drought and a lack of political will to support local agricultur have made farming unsustainable and cause an exodus of men to urban areas in search of employment, threatening the food security of the country.Kélébélé, Mauritania.Photo © J.B. Russell
The Sahel: Between The Raindrops, March 2011

Young girls clean grains of semolina in a village in Assaba province. Traditionally a pastoralist, nomadic society, over the past 20 years, while remaining highly mobile, Mauritanians have become a largely sedentary society. However, drought and a lack of political will to support local agricultur have made farming unsustainable and cause an exodus of men to urban areas in search of employment, threatening the food security of the country. 

Kélébélé, Mauritania. 

Photo © J.B. Russell