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World Environment Day

1 June 2014. El Fasher: A worker smells tombac (chewing tobacco) at the market in El Fasher, North Darfur. Tombac is one of North Darfur’s major cash crops. The traditional markets for tombac include South Sudan, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states. Farmers assure four million people in Darfur are dependent on the cultivation and sale of tobacco. They claim that tobacco had been produced in the region since 1850.

Originally, the production of tombac started in Tombouctou (Mali) and later it was imported to Egypt and Darfur.

Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID

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Taken on June 1, 2014