Nyani Quarmyne/Panos Pictures

Oueme Province, Benin

A man sleeping underneath a broken-down pick-up heavily laden with charcoal on a highway in the Oueme Province. Over 90 percent of the nation's households are dependent on wood or charcoal for cooking. Together with a demand for agricultural land driven by one of the world's highest population growth rates, fuel wood demand contributes to an alarming rate of deforestation.

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Nyani Quarmyne/Panos Pictures
City
Oueme Province
Country
Benin
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5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
4.7 MB size on disk
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