Pictures tell more then words can do. This picture was going round on Facebook. It was posted by one of the Gambian youths that was heartbroken about the fact that literally mountains of mangoes are going to waste every year.

This could be an amazing source of income for local farmers

 

Deforestation

This is just one of the many villages that are trying to get rid of their rotten mangoes. As a result of this many mango trees are now cut down to sell the wood. The local people see no benefit in having them and replace trees that are over a hundred years old with small orange trees.

This is a goldmine that could help local people to survive, but now it is literally rotting away. It’s the sad truth. We can just wait for the Chinese who will be glad to export the mangoes and take all the profit.

This, unfortunately is also happening to tomatoes and other products that could be a welcome source of income.