Laurent Van Der Stockt: "They both noticed before the end of the workshop that nobody had mentioned the WFP food supplies. There is a lot of debate about this issue: the WFP recently cut its food supplies to less than half the original amounts for the first time in nine years. Camp refugees cannot survive on the slashed rations."
Boule is the standard staple in many Equatorial African countries. It is a steamed dumpling made from a variety of starchy foods (corn, manioc, millet).
Scrubland refers to typical African topical landscapes scattered with scrubs, thicket and bushes.
Gumbo (okra) is an African fruit which can be eaten raw or cooked, as a vegetable or as a spice. The cross-section forms a perfect pentagon, and the seeds grow in the middle. Gumbo is available throughout the year: some varieties grow in the rainy season and others during the dry season.
Millet is a coarse grain planted for its seeds and stems, and used as food and fodder. It is grown extensively in semiarid areas.
Sorghum is one of the most extensively farmed cereals around the world. Its seeds can be eaten (like rice) or be used to make flour. It has deeper roots than most plants and is therefore more resilient to droughts.
A wadi (or oued in North Africa) is the dry bed of a desert river.