My name is Harouna Fomba from the region and circle of Kayes, in the rural commune of Liberté Dembaya. My work is breeding, which is called “fattening”, buying lean animals, getting them into shape and selling them afterwards. At a certain time, during the dry season, it is difficult to get natural fodder, and we also have many bush
The village of Bouillagui is located 85 kilometres from Kayes, in the commune of Guidimakan Kerry Kaffo. The inhabitants of this village have been practising off-season farming for more than twenty years. Donkosira supported the last works for the women’s market garden in 2020. The oases you can see there. There are gardeners who do market gardening next to
“I live in the Kayes region, my name is Djibril Sidibé, my village is called Banzana in the commune of liberté Dembaya. I am a gardener, you see my mango trees, the only reason why the trees do not give enough fruit is the lack of water! I dug a well in my garden but I only started again
By Aguibou Sow Mandiou Camara speaks: “Here, the parents, the great-grandparents all found the baobab tree already big. They used to test their bows on the baobab. During the dry season, you can even see the cuts of the spears and arrows in the bark of the tree. This tree is very old, Fama, Fakassia, Fadiaraken: none of these ancestors
Threshing groundnuts in the field is done in several phases. In the first stage, small sticks are used to beat the large piles of groundnuts into small crumbs. Secondly, the women take the groundnuts and mix them with hay. Then the groundnut is separated from the hay by sweeping it up. . When the wind blows strongly,
“My name is Fatoumata, I come from Banzana. What I said about the pump applies to the well. Our grandparents used to go to the Kamankolé river, 5 km from Banzana, to get water. They used to go on foot in the morning and only came back in the afternoon, and this water was used for all the household chores.
El Hadj Fantamady Damaro Camara, president of Damaro’s Fakassia union. “It is the association of the children of Damaro, of all the nationals, friends and allies, those from outside and inside. Within the association, every year, all the sons of Damaro meet in a general assembly to present projects and programmes for the development of Damaro. The union