In a little village in Burkina Faso, under the scorching heat of the dry African season, I met a woman who has been empowered by a sweet potato.
Fatiba is 30 and she has three young children. She manages the family, grows the crops, cooks the meals and sells produce in the market. She has been learning new farming techniques at the model garden center supported by Helen Keller International.
She lectured me about the importance of eating fresh produce, the impact of drip irrigation and mulch...Full Story