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Early warnings, late response to Senegal’s food crisis

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Signs that 2018 would be tough on herders appeared more than a year ago

Lucinda Rouse, Senegal-based freelance journalist covering West Africa

Fatimata Abdul Ba, 40, spent most of the last year away from her home and family. Water and pasture where her animals could graze were in short supply near her village in northern Senegal’s Podor County, and she was forced to move almost 300 kilometres as grassland for the family's herd of cattle, sheep, and goats dried up.

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