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a young girl tending goats near Shiikh, Somaliland
June 25, 2014

A Fragile Livelihood

In this picture from the July 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a girl tends goats in the mountains near Shiikh in the Somaliland region of Somalia. Though big farms make headlines—a subject explored as part of our Future of Food series—small farmers still produce most of the food in Africa. Both are crucial for the continent to be able to feed its own growing population—much less the rest of the world.

See more pictures from the July 2014 feature story “The Next Breadbasket.”

Robin Hammond goes behind the scenes of the goat trade in Somaliland »

Photograph by Robin Hammond, National Geographic

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