Tag: Guinea

28
Jan

Collective village repertoires: the challenges of a collective digitisation in Damaro, Guinea

By Elara Bertho (LAM, Sciences Po Bordeaux), Co-investigator in SOAS research project: Watigueleya Kèlê, Equitable Climate Resilience in West Africa: A Comparative Research Action Programme (Mali, Guinea and Senegal) In a reflection on the notion of a collective village repertoire and its digitisation, I return to the research-action programme carried out with the Malian association Donkosira, which since 2017 has

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27
Jan

Sougban: a medicinal plant with multiple virtues in Bossoko, Guinea, November 2021

I am talking about this plant which is called “Sougban” in our language because it is in danger of extinction due to climate change. Yet it is a very effective plant in the treatment of malaria. It treats stomach aches and certain skin infections, it facilitates childbirth for pregnant women and above all its leaves are delicious in sauce. That’s

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27
Jan

Fencing for cattle pens in Mandou, Guinea, November 2021

I am Amadou Camara, president of the Mandou district. I made this pen with fencing to keep my cattle, goats and sheep safe. This was only possible thanks to the financial support of my children. So I fenced off my grazing area.  The importance of this fence is to protect my cattle:  I have lost more than ten oxen in

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27
Jan

Wildlife depletion in the Simandou Mountain in Damaro, Guinea, November 2021

Hunter Saran Djiba Camara explains that the hunters know which animals should be killed and which should not. They preserve the security of the village. Before, they used to kill agoutis and many other animals. Now, Saran Djiba Camara deplores the scarcity of wildlife because of climate change and mining exploration in the Simandou mountain.  By Ansoumane Camara, Aguibou Sow,

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3
Dec

“A new rice variety in Mandou (Guinea)” November 2021

These farmers in Mandou are harvesting a short-lived rice variety, about three months like fonio, because of climate change. With the old variety the rains stopped before it matured, causing huge losses. However, with the new variety they harvest it on time.  

3
Dec

“Damaro’s palaver tree, the centre of decision-making in Damaro, Guinea”, November 2021

I am Drissa Camara from Damaro. I am the son of the village chief. Where we are, Damaro is here, everything starts here, everything is decided here. This is our palaver tree. Since these stones were put here years ago, all development actions are decided here, all decisions are taken by the elders since our great grandparents until now.

2
Dec

“Update on the socio-economic survey…”, November 2021

The socio-economic survey carried out in February-March 2021 in the villages participating in the Watigueleya Kêlè project could not be finalised in the village of Damaro (Guinea) due to an alert concerning the Ebola epidemic. Postponed to the beginning of September, the end of the collection operation had to be postponed again due to the political events that led to

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