African tribe survives with Spirulina in tough times

Kanembu women collect spirulina in Lake Chad

Tribe women collect spirulina in Lake Chad.

The African tribes have been using Spirulina as a superior food source for centuries based on their oral tradition. This means that they have been through their fare share of famines and crisis. To their benefit, the tribes have relied on Dihe, or Spirulina, to fight off malnutrition and have even used it as a bartering tool.  

This is proof that independent algae farms can make individuals, families and communities nutrient rich. A Spirulina farm can be seen as a bunker system and stored dried or mixed Spirulina can be seen as your reserve. 

 

-ed.vive