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Amazing acacia

Amazing acacia£10

The roots of the acacia fix nitrogen in the soil, making it more fertile and helping families to grow trees and crops. The seeds can be eaten once dried and the leaves can be fed to livestock. The tree also produces a resin — gum arabic — which can be used in cooking and to make glue.

Kapouri, a woman in Burkina Faso, washing out a bowl used to collect shea nuts.

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