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Community Video (Niger): Harvest Planning for a Better Future

Four men discuss the harvest and the food shortage that always follows. A community advisor tells the men that they should discuss food consumption with their wives and divide the harvest into four parts: domestic consumption, seeds, health purposes, and other purposes. He also talks about the importance of dietary diversity for children. One man returns home and asks his wives for their ideas to avoid food shortage. The wives estimate the food consumed in a day, month, and year, and they agree to divide the food into four parts. Another man returns home from gathering a variety of foods, and he and his wife discuss the importance of feeding their children a diverse diet. They show how to properly dry beans, hibiscus, and moringa. The last two men are unmarried, and discuss with a friend the importance of harvest planning with their wives once they are married.

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