This is how the village of Monzona (Mali) fights against erosion of the crop fields. As you can see in the photos and video, pebbles are placed next to each other, obliquely, according to the direction of the flowing water. The lines of stones are placed ten (10) metres apart.
Here are some examples of side activities that women in Monzona (Mali) do to compensate for poor harvests: – Making mats – Making bricks for resale – Making sponges – Making brooms – Gathering baobab fruit – Cutting firewood – Making chairs and beds from certain tree branches
Following the advocacy training in Kayes, the village organised training for two (2) young people in the commune to repair the boreholes. Now we no longer need an external repairer.
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.
After harvesting the potato in Monzona, here is how we dry it, preserve it and finally process it for family meals (couscous, cake, porridge). We remove the peel with a sharp knife, cut them into pieces as you can see in the photo and put them in the sun. A kilogram of fresh potato costs 100 CFA francs, while dried
The village of Monzona is going to present an example of the climate change effets that the village has experienced, as well as the solution found by its inhabitants to slow its progression. You see this pond, back in the 2000s, it was vast, deep and never dried up. Both sides were thick with trees, there were all kinds of
Natural fertilisation of soils with animal or plant waste is widely practised, but different techniques can be used, for example to treat the fertiliser used or to save human labour. Natural soil fertilisation in Bougarila (Mali) Report by Gaussou They make the cows stop in the field so that when they defecate on the spot, it will serve as natural
At the end of the harvest, the maize is cut. The most beautiful, largest and fullest maize is selected. They are tied up and put on tree branches. During the winter, they are detached and used for cultivation. In the past, white maize was grown, but now it is yellow maize. Yellow maize is richer in vitamins than white maize,
Cette coutume très ancienne est pratiquée dans nos sociétés africaines qui demande qu’un prix soit versé pour avoir le droit de prendre une épouse. C’est un procédé très formel qui comporte certaines règles et protocoles qu’il faut respecter. Toute négociation doit se faire obligatoirement par l’intermédiaire d‘un griot ou d’un notable du village, qui connaissent bien les familles du village