As a continuation of the quantitative surveys conducted by the Watigueleya Kêlè project, a qualitative research training was organised in Conakry (Guinea) between 2-6 May 2023. About fifteen participants were gathered at the premises of the CIRD, including four investigators for Mali, two for Senegal and four for Guinea, the project director Dr Marie Rodet and the instructor Dr Marie-Christine
In Bedik culture, if there is an iniation on Wednesday, the girls go to fetch water. Before, this was done on the mountain, there were water points, but now with climate change, it is difficult to find water in Ethuar, they are obliged to go down to fetch water, and come and do the cultural practices at the top of
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
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
My name is Tenenba Diarra, I am from Mali, from the Banzana region. At the time of winter, we take this waste to our fields and put it in a pile. When it has rained twice, we scatter the piles all over the field with shovels and cultivate the field. To prepare our market gardens, we dig a hole and
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.
One of the causes of the drought is bush fires. As you can see, it’s an early fire. In November, between the rainy season and the dry season, the people of Damaro are allowed to set bush fires to burn only grasses and spare the plants. This policy is put in place as part of the preservation of plants here
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.