Trying to grow millet in the midst of a food crisis
This small millet field in western Chad will probably produce just 2 to 3 bags, which will only last the family that farms it for 3 or 4 months.
“The rains have stopped after a good start in June and now it is too dry for growing. Many shoots remain too small to give yields.”, says Suliman, the farmer, whose wife is pictured tending the crop.
Through the West Africa Humanitarian Response Fund, UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) is funding partners such as Action Against Hunger (ACF) to help respond to humanitarian and food crises across West Africa.
In Bhar El Ghazal, western Chad, DFID’s funding allows ACF to run mobile clinics to help identify and treat severely malnourished children and run an Emergency Nutritional Programme.
To find out more about how we're helping reduce hunger around the world, please visit: www.dfid.gov.uk/world-food-day-2010
Photo copyright: S. Hauenstein Swan / Action Against Hunger. Used with permission