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Gambia's first woman chief plants the seeds of change

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The Gambia's first woman village chief is not only changing perceptions of what a chief looks like, but also of what they do.

Fatou Danso, who is also a farmer, has redistributed land that previously was farmed solely by men so that women can grow crops to support their families.

The vegetable garden scheme got off the ground thanks to a government project that supports women farmers together with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

IFAD's Joanne Levitan reports.

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