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Video voice: Soghum, a crop of our ancestors

Sorghum is a crop of the Antandroy and is part of its people’s heritage. It had all but disappeared until recently – replaced by donations of corn during the drought. Lost to most, but never forgotten, sorghum is making a comeback in Androy. Many farmers are eager to rediscover the crop which proves to be very resistant to drought.

Here, an Antandroy elder teaches a younger woman how to cook the sorghum while discussing its benefits, history and offering some advice for the future.

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Video voice: Soghum, a crop of our ancestors is produced as part of the Survival strategies oral testimony project.

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