December 20, 2009 Silent Snow in Africa

In Tanzania Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann (picture) meets film maker Glory Mollel and discovers how difficult it is to get rid of DDT in an East African village. People can't afford the more expensive alternatives and need something against malaria mosquitoes and flees. The governments of neighboring countries Uganda and Mozambique start indoor spraying of DDT again, leaving the farmers - who just started to grow ecological cotton - with a harvest they can't sell anymore. A solution seems far away. Photo Viraj Singh








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