The West-African indigenous tree, Carapa procera has multiple properties with huge potential for increasing rural communities’ climate resilience. The oil of Carapa procera nuts are notably used in traditional medicine and for cosmetics. In Upper Guinea, Carapa procera is also used as a wildfire breaker solution. Wildfire reduction is crucial to increase food security, biodiversity and habitat protection and sustain
I am Amara CAMARA from Mandou I was born and grew up in the hut roofing activity, which is a tradition for us. Roofing starts with the framework, and the search for local materials is causing problems these days because of climate change and human activities (the use of herbicides, cultural nomadism, the high number of oxen in the village,
The family of Mr Djomani CAMARA from Mandou is a victim of the drying up of the watercourse that used to water their lowland farmland, following the destruction of the forest at the spring of Farako (watercourse) by the head of the family. With a very low yield last season, the head of the family can no longer cover his
This citizen came to the village chief to complain about the consequences of cultural practices on the environment. These practices, the abusive cutting of wood and bush fires, mean that water is now scarce, and this affects crop yields. It doesn’t rain much any more. The village dean needs to take steps to ban these practices. Another citizen said that
The mutual aid group in the field of an inhabitant of Mandou during the rice harvest in the presence of the village delegate of Mandou, Moussa Camara. It is October and there has been no rain for a fortnight already. The youth are getting organised to help the owner of the field to face the challenges of climate change.
These farmers in Mandou are harvesting a short-lived rice variety, about three months like fonio, because of climate change. With the old variety the rains stopped before it matured, causing huge losses. However, with the new variety they harvest it on time.
Manigbè Sidiki Camara, resident of Mandou, says: “There is a lack of straw in our village because of the scarcity of rain, which is why we have formed an association to make bricks to build houses out of tin. With our women, after the harvest, we join together to buy sheets of metal to reduce the straw huts because we
“My name is Kanibooi Ibrahaima Camara, the elder of Mandou village. We are in the bed of the Farako stream where we practised our rituals, we did not cut wood here, we did not fish, even the children did not dare to enter here because the forest was so dense. This river, which is now drying up, used to have