If the season is not good, the women of Monzona resort to activities such as making brooms, sponges, traditional toothbrushes and baobab fruit to sell and support themselves. The sponge is made from the branches of the roan tree, which the women fetch from the bush. These activities make up for the lack of profitability due to a bad winter.
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.
Despite the poor rainfall, the villagers were able to achieve a good yield, thanks to the use of local fertiliser. With local fertiliser, the seeds are more resistant to drought than with chemical fertiliser.
Ziraba, en Français grand baobab, de par son ancienneté, son histoire et sa grandeur. Son intérieur est accessible à partir de son tronc qui dispose d’une ouverture semblable à une porte d’entrée d’une caverne. Photo: Mamadou Sène Cissé Un lieu de croyance mystique Quand les premiers habitants sont venus pour la première fois s’installer et fonder le village après une