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Jidata Glalissoun (left) and Oumamata Nassiroun amongst other villagers of Timbouloulag have been forced by the food shortage to supplement their diet with leaves collected from the bush. The leaves are soaked and cooked for three hours to break the strong fibres and pounded to a flour like consistency before eating. 'Sometimes if I collect enough leaves I take them to the market to sell and buy a small amount of maize with the money (about CFA 500)' says Issibit Imissawa, 'but people don't always want to buy. I really don't know what we're going to do.'