December 2021

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Dec

“Groundnut harvest in Boulacounda, Senegal”, December 2021

In this video, we see a father helping his son to harvest groundnuts. They use animal power combined with human power. This work began in the second half of October to take advantage of the soil moistened by the morning fog. The unearthed groundnuts are collected in small heaps by the other members of the family (women and children) and

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9
Dec

“The groundnut harvest in Wassadou, Senegal” by Adama Dansokho and Fatou Diallo, October 2021

At the end of October, the groundnuts are dug up by grouping the dug-up plants into small piles and leaving them to dry under the sun. In November, these piles are grouped together in a very large heap. After this work, the heap is threshed with sticks and the seeds are separated from the hay.

9
Dec

“Fonio harvest in Bandafassi, Senegal”, November 2021

Here we have a young man who went to harvest the fonio. He’s mowing the fonio and putting it down. The others are going to take it to tie it up. I also have another video which shows the young people picking up what they have cut to tie it up.

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Dec

“Fertilising maize fields in Monzona (Mali)”, November 2021

Here we see one of the maize fields in Monzona. We fertilise the soil of the maize fields with local fertiliser made from cow dung and other animals that come to spend the dry season in our fields, which are over five hectares in size, to leave their dung. It is only animals that can fertilise this crop land, our

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9
Dec

“Organising collectively in Bougarila, Mali”, November 2021

In Bougarila, villagers organise themselves collectively to compensate for the effects of climate change and improve harvest results. First of all, the villagers cultivate one of the village fields together.  But they also help each other on private plots, from preparatory work to harvesting! The young people of the village prepare the land together to make it a market garden.

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3
Dec

Partnership agreement between Kayes TV and Donkosira, September 2021

Last September, Donkosira signed a partnership agreement with the local Malian television station Kayes TV to cover Donkosira’s activities within the project. This partnership promises great images and increased external communication at the local level.    

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Dec

Donkosira app now available on Playstore on Android, November 2021

The Watigueleya Kèlê project has designed an app for collecting data from villagers. The application is now available on Applestore, and Playstore for Android. Click For access the app click here for Donkosira @Playstore and click here for Donkosira@AppStore

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Dec

Launch of the SOAS Research Blog Series “Climate Resilience in West Africa”, December 2021 

The Watigueleya Kèlê team is delighted to announce the launch of the SOAS Research Blog Series ” Climatic Resilience in West Africa “, entirely dedicated to the project blogs. Click here to visit the page

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Dec

“Challenges and contributions of transhumance in Bouillagui, Mali”, November 2021

The phenomenon of transhumance affects Bouillagui, which sometimes has to find solutions to its negative effects, but manages to use the fertilising potential of the animals. Transhumance and deforestation Bouillagui is on the border of Mauritania, so every rainy season, if there is not enough rain or a lack of rain in Mauritania, their transhumant people move to Mali with

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3
Dec

“Compensating for declining rainfall in Banzana, Mali”, November 2021

In Banzana, the villagers are noticing the negative effects of the drop in rainfall on yields and are trying to compensate for them with human labour. I am Haby Sangaré, Banzana. Here we only practice agriculture but there is no rain.  We fertilise our fields by hand, we grow groundnuts to meet our needs, but the rain does not come,

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