Good news for farmers! A new peanut seed has been discovered that is adapted to drought and grows faster. A single shell contains 4 seeds as you can see on the picture. Its yield is therefore double that of the first one.
We will explain how we grow rice in Bouillagui. Around June, as the rainy season approaches, before the first rainfall, the women go to the rice fields in the marigots. They sow the rice grains before the rains come and they take the hoe to cultivate it. The rice can stay under the ground for about 2 months without growing
Seven years ago a large area of land was set aside for maize cultivation in Bouillagui, but due to climate change and other factors that destroy the land, it has become unfit for cultivation. The solution found to enrich this land without chemical fertilisers is the following. At the time of transhumance, whether it is oxen, sheep or goats, the
Due to the heavy rains in our region, our wells have suffered enormous damage, even the moulds of some wells have been washed away. To solve this problem, the villagers are bringing in large stones to fill the cracks in order to better cope with the next rainy season and stop the damage.
Here is this year’s crop of sorghum and small millet. After cleaning it, we put it in the granary and save some of the seeds for next year’s seed.
Despite the poor rainfall, the villagers were able to achieve a good yield, thanks to the use of local fertiliser. With local fertiliser, the seeds are more resistant to drought than with chemical fertiliser.
Fanta Koné grew this okra in her own field. At the beginning of the winter season, the results were not good, but she did not get discouraged. She started by preparing her field well, and then ploughed it halfway through the rainy season. Last year she had more than 10 bags of okra, but this year she had only 5
My name is Mohamed Tounkara, citizen of Bossoko. The major difficulties we face in Bossoko here are water-related problems. We don’t have enough water and the place where we get water is very far away. As a result, our cultivable land is no longer as fertile as it used to be, which has a negative impact on yields, and we
During the rainy season, groundnuts are grown in Bouillagui. Without chemical fertilisers, groundnuts are grown in the sandy field. The field is first ploughed with an ox-drawn plough, it can take 2-3 days, and for 1-2 weeks the groundnuts are planted.Then the weeding begins with a small daba. During 2 to 3 months the peanuts ripen, and then the harvest
In the past, there was an abundance of rain, this river filled with water and stabilised for a long time, we satisfied all our needs with this water, but in the last 10 years the river no longer holds water. The river is dry 8 months out of 12 (November to June). To deal with this problem, wells and pumps