My name is Mohamed Tounkara, citizen of Bossoko.

The major difficulties we face in Bossoko here are water-related problems. We don’t have enough water and the place where we get water is very far away. As a result, our cultivable land is no longer as fertile as it used to be, which has a negative impact on yields, and we are asking for assistance from all people of good will.

In our parents’ time, it rained 7 months out of 12. The lowlands they cultivated were fertile and covered with trees that protected the waterways. Since these trees have disappeared, our rivers have dried up like in the savannahs. The rainy season has therefore become very short (3.5 or 4 months). Most of our crops last 5 to 6 months, which means that we cannot always harvest, except for short crops (3 to 4 months).

To limit the impact of these water shortages on our crops, we are currently using very short duration crops.


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