Tag: Bougarila

23
Oct

The songs of agricultural work in Mali, February 2023

The villagers taking part in the Watigueleya Kele programme have collected a number of songs that accompany farm work. More or less recent, they punctuate the collective work, encourage the workers and sometimes express their concerns and hopes.   Song (Bouillagui) waxati kigné ono soxano dema hakheti sou iwa soukho teni noxo: soxé ni gollè mounafante nia   kha khotenie,

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19
Oct

Adapting crops to climate change (Bougarila, Mali), February 2023

Climate change and the adverse effects that go with it mean that farmers have to adapt their crops to get through the lean seasons. The lean season is the period before the next harvest when food supplies from the previous season run out. Drought and increased climatic hazards mean that stocks are depleted more quickly, making people more vulnerable to

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12
Sep

The cutting of the roast tree (Bougarila, Mali), February 2023

Deforestation exacerbates the effects of climate change, and impacts people’s food security (reduced access to fruit). However, in the short term, cutting down trees provides essential services to local communities, particularly for construction. To avoid having to cut down the roast tree, whose fruit is edible and which grows slowly, the villagers of Bougarila have turned to another species for

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28
Jun

Bush fires in Bougarila (Mali), February 2023

The crops in this millet field were dry due to the lack of rain. Bush fires devastated the rest. These bush fires can be factors or phenomena that can cause famine. Thanks to fire prevention techniques, this farmer’s field escaped the devastating effects of the bush fires. Part of his field burnt down completely and the other part escaped the

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2
May

Market gardens in Bougarila (Mali), August 2022

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

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2
May

Stakes of the roast tree harvest in Bougarila (Mali), August 2022

The work of cutting down roast trees is due to the difficulties faced by the people of the village. Once a roast tree is cut down, it doesn’t grow back, even though the fruits of these trees help to fight hunger in the country. If you cut it down when you are in trouble, you will have to go and

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25
Jan

Cutting trees to make charcoal (Bougarila, Mali), October 2021

The second job that people have during difficult periods is the cutting of trees in the bush to make wood to sell. We have seen that this practice is very useful to them because it allows them to get through these times. In addition, the trees grow again even if it takes a little time. The question we are asking

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23
Nov

The difficulties in agriculture in Bougarilla (Mali), April 2021

Interview with the village chief of Bougarilla “In your village, what difficulties have you encountered in the area of agriculture over the last 10 years?”  “In our village, here, the difficulty we encounter in the field of agriculture is the poverty of the cultivable soil: if the soil is not fertile the yield will not be satisfactory. And if you

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30
May

Using baobab leaves in Bougarila, Mali, April 2022

The men harvest the baobab leaves from the tree. The leaves are then dried in the sun and crushed by the women. The powder obtained is used in cooking.  

27
Jan

Harvesting baobab leaves in Bougarila, November 2021

The use of endogenous resources is one of the means of resilience to climate change. For example, the inhabitants of Bougarila harvest the leaves of the baobab tree. The men harvest the baobab leaves from the tree. The harvested leaves are then dried in the sun and crushed by the women. The powder obtained is used in cooking.