Cattle are a fantastic geographical topic in West Africa and there are some great studies on socio-spatial aspects of their herding, breeding, trade and ownership. How they look has much to do with these type of issues which complicate a simple geography of distinct breeds. With this in mind, here are some examples of the diversity of cattle types I have so far come across in the region (references here).
|There are many fascinating dimensions to rice in West Africa and much has been written on this far from simple source of food. Collected here are some images of the diverse settings I have seen it being produced or harvested in.