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During the second half of the twentieth century, the dramatic decrease of rainfall over the whole of West Africa has been a real cause for alarm…AMMA, the scientific programme for Multidisciplinary Analysis of the African Monsoon, seeks to improve meteorological and climate forecasts on different time scales and in different places in west Africa. Its originality is that it also focuses on impacts linked to climatic fluctuations, and the repercussions on agriculture, health, and on the populations ' way of life. The film recounts this scientific and human adventure, from the dry season through to the rainy season, from the ocean to the Sahel. It also shows that the North and South can collaborate, and pass on their scientific competence.
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