During the rainy season there are certain problems in Bouillagui, such as the degradation of roads. In order to find sustainable solutions to this problem, which is due to climate change and the rainfall that degrades some roads, the villagers decided to rebuild the roads. Using stones and gravel, a day’s work was organised to asphalt the roads, which is
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
In this video, we see a Bedik woman making canaris. She explains that she takes the land up the mountain, that it is not just any land: it is land that was bought by their grandparents at the cost of their lives. Now, every time she digs the land to make canaris, they have to pay a goat, a chicken
Threshing groundnuts in the field is done in several phases. In the first stage, small sticks are used to beat the large piles of groundnuts into small crumbs. Secondly, the women take the groundnuts and mix them with hay. Then the groundnut is separated from the hay by sweeping it up. . When the wind blows strongly,
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
The woman in the video started using the improved stove about 20 years ago. Her mother used improved stoves for cooking. It helps them to save wood because there is not enough in the forest.With the improved fireplace, two pieces of wood are enough to cook several dishes. Since the introduction of the improved fireplace, there have been changes.
After harvesting the potato in Monzona, here is how we dry it, preserve it and finally process it for family meals (couscous, cake, porridge). We remove the peel with a sharp knife, cut them into pieces as you can see in the photo and put them in the sun. A kilogram of fresh potato costs 100 CFA francs, while dried
The practice of tree nurseries has been an experience for us. Before, we used to go to Kayes to pay the nurseryman 1,000 or 1,500 CFA francs. In view of this situation, one day I took a decision with some of the villagers of Bouillagui: we collected rubber milk cans to put sand in them and we sowed some fruit
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.
My name is Abdou Sidibé, Kayes Banzana. I planted these trees because when we were young we used to see big trees, but now there are no more. We lack trees and the lack of trees is linked to the lack of rainfall. I felt that something had to be done and so I planted these few trees. The beginning