FROM THE FIELD: Cameroon’s displaced, get hooked on fish
Cameroonians who’ve been displaced by battle and local weather change within the north of the West African nation are turning to aquaculture in its place supply of earnings, because of help from the UN’s Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO).
They’ve been studying learn how to breed fish in tanks a whole bunch of miles away from the ocean, in a area the place crops, elevating animals and artisanal fishing on Lake Chad, have been the normal farming actions.
There are greater than 300,000 internally displaced folks within the Far North Area of Cameroon who’ve been pushed from their properties by each terrorist exercise and the shrinking of Lake Chad as a result of local weather change.
In early 2021, some 2.7 million folks had been regarded as meals insecure within the nation, a state of affairs which the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated.
Learn extra right here about how displaced persons are fishing for a brand new future.
And discover out extra right here about FAO’s work in Cameroon.