In Fandene, a village on the western side of Senegal, palms are the most important trees. The oil is used for cooking, the fruit is grilled and eaten by both people and animals, and the fronds are braided into brooms or woven into baskets. These baskets take about 15 minutes to put together. They’re used to haul mangoes and fish to and from the market.
Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee