Stories: Ivory Coast – War's End in the West?: Ivory_Coast-29

Seidou Sawadogo farms as his son, Abudu Fatou Sawadogo, plays next to him in the farming village of Carrefour Dela Paix, western Ivory Coast. Mr. Sawadogo's family is originally from Burkina Faso, and his father moved to Ivory Coast decades ago to farm cocoa. In 2004, immigrant farmers throughout the region were forced off of land that had previously been given to them. They lived in IDP camps for several years, while the unfarmed land went to waste. With the recent shift in political power, they are free to farm again, but it will take years for the crops to reach their previous high yeild.

Seidou Sawadogo farms as his son, Abudu Fatou Sawadogo, plays next to him in the farming village of Carrefour Dela Paix, western Ivory Coast. Mr. Sawadogo's family is originally from Burkina Faso, and his father moved to Ivory Coast decades ago to farm cocoa. In 2004, immigrant farmers throughout the region were forced off of land that had previously been given to them. They lived in IDP camps for several years, while the unfarmed land went to waste. With the recent shift in political power, they are free to farm again, but it will take years for the crops to reach their previous high yeild.