This isn’t just any tree, it’s an African locust bean

November 30, 2015

by CIFOR

The African locust bean grows across the Sudan and Sahel, from Senegal to Burkina Faso to Uganda. This food tree is the source of the valued and highly nutritious néré pods. Just why is this humble tree and the food it provides so important to so many West African families? Some local women tell us in their own words.

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