Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations.

Iran's pistachio farms are dying of thirst

The pistachio trees at the village in southern Iran are long dead, bleached white by the sun—the underground water reserves sucked dry by decades of over-farming and waste.

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