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Peanuts turn profitable for Senegal farmers

Almost half the country's cultivable land is used to farm the ground nut, which is popular in China and India.

    The humble peanut is suddenly yielding a huge profit for farmers in Senegal due to high demand from China and India.

    Almost half of all cultivable land in the country is used to farm these ground nuts.

    But, once processed, the peanut is worth ten times more and Chinese buyers are offering farmers large sums of money for their plots of land to build factories to manufacture peanut oil.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Kaolack, southern Senegal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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