Dairy in the dunes

PRESENTING Africa's first environment-friendly, fodder-efficient, money-saving, low-fat dairy in the dunes -- Laitiere de Mauritanie, which will pasteurise camel's milk in the country's capital, Nouakchott. Camels are clearly close to the heart of British-born Nancy Abeiderrahmane, whose dairy, set up in 1987, went commercial this year, winning for her the Rolex award for enterprise.

Nouakchott's residents import more than 50,000 tonnes of sterilised or powdered milk annually and the commercial camel's milk dairy could save Mauritania considerable foreign exchange, while providing nutritional products because camel's milk is high in vitamin C, potassium and iron and low in fat content.