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Feature: Recycling CAN make a difference

In the remote village of Silli in Burkina Faso, west Africa – one of the poorest countries in the world – a 30-year-old subsistence farmer and mother of five stands proudly next to a sapling which is growing next to her mud brick home. The baobab tree is barely 23cm high and surrounded by a pyramid of sticks to protect it from foraging animals. For the tribeswoman, Sankara Minata, the tree will offer potential riches in the future. Its fruit are rich in calcium, ...