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Mauritania's date palms, cultural heritage and means of survival
by Mohamed Abderrahmane
Inter Press Service Translate This Article
21 August 2012
On 21 August 2012 Inter Press Service reported:
'The palm tree is a means of survival,' said Tahya Mint Mohamed, a 44-year-old Mauritanian farmer and mother of three children. 'We eat its dates; we make mats, beds and chairs from palms; the leaves are also used to make baskets and to feed our livestock.' According to Mohamed Ould Ahmed Banane, who oversees monitoring and evaluation for the Oases Sustainable Development Programme (PDDO), nearly 20,000 people across the country depend on dates for their livelihood in five oasis regions. He estimates Mauritania's annual production of dates at 60,000 tonnes, to which is added a small amount of imports -- 1,000 tonnes from Algeria and 500 tonnes from Tunisia. Around 60 per cent of dates are eaten between June and August, during the Guetna (the Arabic name for the season when dates are harvested). The rest is dried for consumption throughout the year. Nutritionist Mohamed Baro said dates are rich in micronutrients like iron and calcium and are an excellent source of energy.
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