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Tunisians are struggling to dispose of their green energy

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In Segdoud, a small village of 100 people in southwest Tunisia, the rain has not fallen for months, and the local olive groves are burned by drought. Each morning, a pick-up truck from Gafsa, a town 45 miles away, delivers a tank of drinking water for the village. “Last summer, the carrier could not come because of a last-minute problem, we couldn’t drink for a whole day, under the burning sun. Without this… we would be dying,” says Amor, 55, a farmer. Access to drinking water is one of the many problems the villagers face. “In 2021, almost half of the region’s farmers were unable to sell thei…

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