Tag: #Watigueleya kèlê

1
Feb

Local migration due to lack of water in Ethiouar (Bandafassi, Senegal), March 2021

Jacques point deau We are in Iden Karfa, in the Etuar district, in Bandafassi. This water point used to be used as a drinking water source for the people of this neighbourhood, in this case the Bédik people. Ten years ago, the water remained here until November-December. Today, we see that at the end of October, beginning of November, the

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25
Jan

Cutting trees to make charcoal (Bougarila, Mali), October 2021

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

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23
Jan

Memory of the forge in Damaro (Guinea), May 2022

The question of climate resilience also arises in terms of resource extraction and the production of agricultural tools.   c0b08471-3716-4f31-83f2-4ca9088b1892 Amadou Siaki is a blacksmith in Damaro. His name, ‘Siaki’, literally means ‘jeweller’, which is what he is commonly called in the village. Otherwise, he is a blacksmith by birth, ‘numu’, which literally means ‘blacksmith’ in the broad sense. He

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19
Jan

Drying up of water points (Bandafassi, Senegal), May 2021 

“I don’t know if you know the place there, the place called Kuga. We used to draw water from there, but now there is no water. The old people who used to live here say that people used to draw water from there, but look at today, there’s not even any water. It’s amazing. Even if you dig, you can’t

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17
Jan

Canaris making in Bandafassi (Senegal)     

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

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12
Jan

Transhumance and sheep prices in Bouillagui (Mali), May 2022  

Here we are tackling the problem of rising prices for Tabaski sheep this year in Bouillagui due to the high cost of feed for the cattle and the lack of grass in the bush, which has been ravaged by bush fires.   Mauritanian livestock farmers have moved with their cattle to sell them at very high prices: indeed the high

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22
Dec

A water basin to water a garden in Banzana (Mali), May 2022

“I live in the Kayes region, my name is Djibril Sidibé, my village is called Banzana in the commune of liberté Dembaya. I am a gardener, you see my mango trees, the only reason why the trees do not give enough fruit is the lack of water!   I dug a well in my garden but I only started again

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21
Dec

Threshing groundnuts in Bouillagui (Mali)

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,

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21
Dec

Water and well management in Banzana (Mali), May 2022

“My name is Fatoumata, I come from Banzana. What I said about the pump applies to the well. Our grandparents used to go to the Kamankolé river, 5 km from Banzana, to get water. They used to go on foot in the morning and only came back in the afternoon, and this water was used for all the household chores.

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31
May

Examples of alternative activities to water scarcity in Boulacounda, Senegal, February 2022

 The scarcity of rainfall means that the lowlands no longer fill up with water as they used to. This has a negative impact on rice production. In order to make ends meet, the women of the village have started alternative activities such as collecting stones. They divide into groups to collect stones to sell them to truckers from Tambacounda.

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