In today’s interdependent world, economic trends that start in one country affect many others, and national economies are affected by the internationalisation of production and international trade. Resource management, pollution control and climate phenomena are all issues that by their nature reach beyond geographic borders, making the challenges of sustainability a priority shared by countries and communities everywhere.
Life in Ahoto in the state of Jigawa, Nigeria has followed the same rhythm for centuries. In this village of thatched mud huts, farmers eke out a subsistence income from the difficult lands to the south of the Sahara desert. But things have begun to change recently: ...