The change in rainfall at Bandafassi is a crucial issue in terms of climate resilience, particularly in terms of adapting the sowing calendar. Fonio is sown according to anticipated rainfall, which sometimes turns out to be wrong, with significant effects on yield. This video shows the different stages in the fonio harvest in our villages. This is the harvesting of
In Bedik culture, if there is an iniation on Wednesday, the girls go to fetch water. Before, this was done on the mountain, there were water points, but now with climate change, it is difficult to find water in Ethiouar, they are obliged to go down to fetch water, and come and do the cultural practices at the top of
We are in Iden Karfa, in the Ethiouar district, in Bandafassi. This water point used to be used as a drinking water source for the people of this neighbourhood, in this case the Bédik people. Ten years ago, the water remained here until November-December. Today, we see that at the end of October, beginning of November, the water runs dry.
“I don’t know if you know the place there, the place called Kuga. We used to draw water from there, but now there is no water. The old people who used to live here say that people used to draw water from there, but look at today, there’s not even any water. It’s amazing. Even if you dig, you can’t
This is a picture of the impact of global warming on the environment as this area in the picture was thick with trees five years ago. Trees such as Baobab, Kapok trees and Cailcedrat are the trees that have almost disappeared. Bush fires and timber cutting have devastated and impacted on rainfall. One of the consequences of this climate change
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.
Fonio is one of the cereals whose cultivation is essential in West African food agriculture. Shelling this small cereal is a time-consuming task, traditionally carried out by women.
Hello and welcome to the village of Ethiouar, where we are today to make a presentation. Ethiouar is a historical Bedik village, (Bedik from Bandafassi). In this village, we have constructions made of clay, and also straw and bamboo. And also, we have temporary shelters. We have temporary shelters, as you can see here with me, which will be used