If the season is not good, the women of Monzona resort to activities such as making brooms, sponges, traditional toothbrushes and baobab fruit to sell and support themselves. The sponge is made from the branches of the roan tree, which the women fetch from the bush. These activities make up for the lack of profitability due to a bad winter.
You can’t protect the environment without fighting bush fires. You can’t protect the environment without fighting abusive logging. To save the environment, we have to stop bush fires. We need to plant trees, and it’s often said that anyone who plants a tree has not lived in vain. Glory to those who fought to protect their environment! “Anyone who
This is how the village of Monzona (Mali) fights against erosion of the crop fields. As you can see in the photos and video, pebbles are placed next to each other, obliquely, according to the direction of the flowing water. The lines of stones are placed ten (10) metres apart.
Here are some examples of side activities that women in Monzona (Mali) do to compensate for poor harvests: – Making mats – Making bricks for resale – Making sponges – Making brooms – Gathering baobab fruit – Cutting firewood – Making chairs and beds from certain tree branches
Following the advocacy training in Kayes, the village organised training for two (2) young people in the commune to repair the boreholes. Now we no longer need an external repairer.
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.
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.
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 village of Monzona is going to present an example of the climate change effets that the village has experienced, as well as the solution found by its inhabitants to slow its progression. You see this pond, back in the 2000s, it was vast, deep and never dried up. Both sides were thick with trees, there were all kinds of
Here we see one of the maize fields in Monzona. We fertilise the soil of the maize fields with local fertiliser made from cow dung and other animals that come to spend the dry season in our fields, which are over five hectares in size, to leave their dung. It is only animals that can fertilise this crop land, our