Association Donkosira

23
Jan

Memory of the forge in Damaro (Guinea), May 2022

The question of climate resilience also arises in terms of resource extraction and the production of agricultural tools.   c0b08471-3716-4f31-83f2-4ca9088b1892 Amadou Siaki is a blacksmith in Damaro. His name, ‘Siaki’, literally means ‘jeweller’, which is what he is commonly called in the village. Otherwise, he is a blacksmith by birth, ‘numu’, which literally means ‘blacksmith’ in the broad sense. He

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30
May

Preservation of the Nakotou forest, around Damaro, Guinea, November 2021

Ansoumane Camara in the Nakotou forest, one and a half kilometres from Damaro centre. From now on, when a tree is cut down (for a funeral or other reason), the community obliges to reforest in the forest, in return. This forest has always existed and the climate is very mild. The aim is to reforest the whole of Damaro.  

30
May

Growing okra in Bossoko, Guinea, November 2021

I am talking about agriculture: the cultivation of okra. Before, we used to grow long-lasting crops. For reasons of climate change and lack of water, I turned to okra, which lasts only two months and two weeks. Okra is useful in the sense that we eat it fresh, dry, with rice, fonio, to (food made from cassava). Once ground, we

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27
Jan

Sougban: a medicinal plant with multiple virtues in Bossoko, Guinea, November 2021

I am talking about this plant which is called “Sougban” in our language because it is in danger of extinction due to climate change. Yet it is a very effective plant in the treatment of malaria. It treats stomach aches and certain skin infections, it facilitates childbirth for pregnant women and above all its leaves are delicious in sauce. That’s

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27
Jan

Fencing for cattle pens in Mandou, Guinea, November 2021

I am Amadou Camara, president of the Mandou district. I made this pen with fencing to keep my cattle, goats and sheep safe. This was only possible thanks to the financial support of my children. So I fenced off my grazing area.  The importance of this fence is to protect my cattle:  I have lost more than ten oxen in

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27
Jan

Wildlife depletion in the Simandou Mountain in Damaro, Guinea, November 2021

Hunter Saran Djiba Camara explains that the hunters know which animals should be killed and which should not. They preserve the security of the village. Before, they used to kill agoutis and many other animals. Now, Saran Djiba Camara deplores the scarcity of wildlife because of climate change and mining exploration in the Simandou mountain.  By Ansoumane Camara, Aguibou Sow,

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