This is a market garden placed in the rivers. It could be useful during climate change to grow for example tomatoes, potatoes and onions. During the rainy season the work is impossible. These gardens are fenced with thorns and have to be watched from early morning to prevent animals from spoiling and eating them. This technique is practiced by those
My name is Tenenba Diarra, I am from Mali, from the Banzana region. At the time of winter, we take this waste to our fields and put it in a pile. When it has rained twice, we scatter the piles all over the field with shovels and cultivate the field. To prepare our market gardens, we dig a hole and
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.
We will explain how we grow rice in Bouillagui. Around June, as the rainy season approaches, before the first rainfall, the women go to the rice fields in the marigots. They sow the rice grains before the rains come and they take the hoe to cultivate it. The rice can stay under the ground for about 2 months without growing
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.
Fanta Koné grew this okra in her own field. At the beginning of the winter season, the results were not good, but she did not get discouraged. She started by preparing her field well, and then ploughed it halfway through the rainy season. Last year she had more than 10 bags of okra, but this year she had only 5
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
During the rainy season, groundnuts are grown in Bouillagui. Without chemical fertilisers, groundnuts are grown in the sandy field. The field is first ploughed with an ox-drawn plough, it can take 2-3 days, and for 1-2 weeks the groundnuts are planted.Then the weeding begins with a small daba. During 2 to 3 months the peanuts ripen, and then the harvest
Maize seed is grown in Bouillagui during the three-month winter season. The seed is chosen for the fastest harvest, which helps families who do not have enough millet. Maize is cultivated in the slightly sandy fields without industrial fertilisers, it is sufficient to use cow dung as a natural fertiliser. Sowing takes place around July, and it is harvested in
We are going to tell you about the big millet (called fêla in the Soninké language) which is grown in Bouillagui during the winter. It is a very fast seed, which gives a lot of millet. It is grown a lot, but there are also other millet seeds grown in Bouillagui. This one is fast and can withstand a lack