This maize has been planted on terraces so as toprevent water logging.
This is corn that I grow on terraces after getting advicefrom my colleague. I got advice on cultivating on terracesduring the winter and not in summer as previously. Thismaize has begun to dry up and is ready to eat.
Sauti ya wakulima, The voice of the farmers, is a collaborativeknowledge base created by farmers from the Chambezi region of theBagamoyo District in Tanzania by gathering audiovisual evidence oftheir practices using smartphones to publish images and voicerecordings on the Internet.
Mutual learning, observation and community memory in the context ofa local climate change scenario.
"Incorporating indigenous knowledgecan add value to the development ofsustainable climate change mitigationand adaptation strategies that are rich inlocal content, and planned in conjunctionwith local people."Nyong, A., Adesina, F., Osman Elasha, B., "The value of climate changeadaptation and mitigation strategies in the African Sahel", SpringerScience+Business Media B.V. 2007
What can you tell about the effects ofWhat can you tell about the effects ofclimate change? Well we have faced aclimate change? Well we have faced alot of challenges including absence oflot of challenges including absence ofautumn rains, something which hasautumn rains, something which hasmade us to have only one cropingmade us to have only one cropingseason (long rain season only) whileseason (long rain season only) whileas coast regions we used to have twoas coast regions we used to have twocropping seasons in a year.cropping seasons in a year.
What do you advice your fellow farmers and the government inWhat do you advice your fellow farmers and the government ingeneral with respect to climate change? For the government,general with respect to climate change? For the government,they should put an irrigation system that will help farmers tothey should put an irrigation system that will help farmers towater their plants in dry season or buld some well where theywater their plants in dry season or buld some well where theycan easily get water for that purpose. To my fellow farmers,can easily get water for that purpose. To my fellow farmers,when it is too dry they should think of planting those cropswhen it is too dry they should think of planting those cropswhich can tolerate droughts like cassava, sweet potatoes etc.which can tolerate droughts like cassava, sweet potatoes etc.
Sauti ya wakulima / The voice of the farmers.The farmers: Abdallah Jumanne, Mwinyimvua Mohamedi, Fatuma Ngomero, RehemaMaganga, Haeshi Shabani, Renada Msaki, Hamisi Rajabu, Ali Isha Salum, Imani Mlooka, SinaRafaelGroup coordinator / extension officer: Mr. Hamza S. SuleymanScientific advisors: Dr. Angelika Hilbeck (ETHZ), Dr. Flora Ismail (UDSM)Programming: Eugenio Tisselli, Lluís GómezTranslation: Cecilia LeweriGraphic design: Joana Moll, Eugenio TisselliProject by: Eugenio Tisselli, Angelika Hilbeck, Juanita Schläpfer-MillerSponsored by: The North-South Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ZürichWith the support of: The Department of Botany, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)Sauti ya wakulima is based on the megafone.net project