The change in rainfall at Bandafassi is a crucial issue in terms of climate resilience, particularly in terms of adapting the sowing calendar. Fonio is sown according to anticipated rainfall, which sometimes turns out to be wrong, with significant effects on yield. This video shows the different stages in the fonio harvest in our villages. This is the harvesting of
In collective cultures, we celebrate the hero among all the men in the village, the one who works the fastest and the best. He is the hero of the day. At home, in the evening, the reward for the hero is the head of the ram that has been killed for the community. The head is handed over to him,
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.
Here is this year’s crop of sorghum and small millet. After cleaning it, we put it in the granary and save some of the seeds for next year’s seed.
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
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
The mutual aid group in the field of an inhabitant of Mandou during the rice harvest in the presence of the village delegate of Mandou, Moussa Camara. It is October and there has been no rain for a fortnight already. The youth are getting organised to help the owner of the field to face the challenges of climate change.
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.
At the end of October, the groundnuts are dug up by grouping the dug-up plants into small piles and leaving them to dry under the sun. In November, these piles are grouped together in a very large heap. After this work, the heap is threshed with sticks and the seeds are separated from the hay.
At the end of the harvest, the maize is cut. The most beautiful, largest and fullest maize is selected. They are tied up and put on tree branches. During the winter, they are detached and used for cultivation. In the past, white maize was grown, but now it is yellow maize. Yellow maize is richer in vitamins than white maize,