Savoirs locaux

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“Fonio farming in Bandafassi, Senegal”, May 2021

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.

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“A rice field in Wassadou, Senegal” by Adama Dansokho and Fatou Diallo, May 2021

This is a rice field that fills up with water during the rainy season, making it impossible to grow rice. It has remained unused for two years because the water that remains in it causes the plants to rot.

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“Jar making in Boulacounda, Senegal” by Hamanding Kante, May 2021

A key activity for the women of the village to meet some of their needs, which allows them to change activity during the off-season. Explanatory session on jar making by Hamanding Kante

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“Fertilizing the soil in Bougarila and Monzona, Mali” by Gaoussou Coulibaly, Boubacar Diakité and Mariam Coulibaly, May 2021

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

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Jul

“Climate change in Banzana, Mali” by Sidibé Bourama, May 2021

“In Mali (Kayes region, village of Banzana), I remember when I was a child we used to start sowing on the 25th day of May to ensure a good season and the harvests were usually good. But nowadays, the rainy season starts later and later, and this year we started sowing in July and August. So if it doesn’t rain

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“Feeding livestock in Bouillagui and Banzana, Mali”, May 2021

Feeding livestock during the dry season, Bouillagui (Mali​) Report by Wally Traoré, village delegate of Bouillagui After the winter, to feed our animals when there is no more grass in the bush, we have a method. After the maize and millet harvest, we choose a day to go to our respective fields to cut the canes and millet stalks, transport

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Jul

“A spoilt pond in Damaro, Guinea” by Mariame Camara, May 2021

Kalil Camara, a farmer in Damaro, says: “Here the place is called ‘kônongroun’, this marigot is spoiled, the water was very deep, but look, you can even jump on it. The fish have gone, all the young people from the village of Damaro-centre used to come to wash there, to learn to swim, but because of the heat, it has

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“Adapting the ploughing calendar in Mandou, Guinea” by Bangaly Camara, May 2021

Bangaly Camara, a villager from Mandou, says in this video that he starts ploughing at the beginning of May because he was surprised by the lack of rain last year. Everything that was cultivated in April will be harvested in water, so he is starting to plough now so that he can harvest it in 3 to 4 months. The

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“Brick building and lack of straw in Mandou, Guinea” by Manigbè Sidiki Camara, May 2021

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

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Jul

“First results of the socio-economic survey” (Guinea, Mali, Senegal), May 2021

As part of the Watigueleya Kèlê action-research programme, a socio-economic survey was carried out from 1 February to 17 March 2021 in the 10 villages participating in the project. In total, 864 households were surveyed (representing a population of 10,480 people). Among them, 974 people aged 18 and over (477 men and 497 women, selected by random draw) were interviewed

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