Innovative solution keeps Sahrawi refugees healthy during Ramadan

In Sahrawi refugee camps, the harsh climate makes it hard to access good, nutritious food on a daily basis. But thanks to hydroponics, Sahrawis are now able to improve the quality of their food and stay healthy.

In Sahrawi camps, goats used to feed on leftover and rubbish. Photo: WFP/Soazic Dupuy
Thanks to hydroponics, refugees can now grow fresh fodder to feed their herds. Photo: WFP/Soazic Dupuy
Hydroponics uses up to 80% less water than traditional farming techniques. Photo: WFP/Soazic Dupuy
Fodder produced through hydroponic cultivation currently feeds 220 animals. Photo: Oxfam/Taleb Brahim and WFP/Waafa Soussi
Goat milk and dairy products are a precious source of nutrients for Sahrawi refugees. Photo: Oxfam/ Mohamed Abdelhaye
Goats fed with fresh foodder produce more and better milk, and their meat is of higher quality. Photo: WFP/Mohamed Boumaaza and Oxfam/Taleb Brahim

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Nadia Papasidero

Runner, linguist, traveller. Passionate about fighting climate change and all about innovation for sustainable development. @wfpinnovation & #LSEAlumni