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FONIO

TRADITIONAL HAND-TOOLS

Category

Knife

 

 

Operation

Harvesting

 

 

Country

Fig. 1 Guinea

Fig. 2 Mali

 

 

Local Name

Fig. 1 Mourou, Finè, Labi

Fig. 2 Kandia, Woloso

 

 

Commodities

Rice, Fonio

 

 

Energy Source

 

 

 

Company

 

 

 

Description

The manual harvesting of rice by means of knife is done cutting only the ear from its stem (approximately 10 cm below the panicle); the Fonio plants are cutted in their stems and tied into sheaves. The blade of the “Kandia”-“Woloso” is 33 cm long (total length 50 cm).

 

knife - Harvesting

Fonio

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

TRADITIONAL HAND-TOOLS : Knife

TRADITIONAL HAND-TOOLS : Knife


1. Cereals

2. Fruits and nuts

3. Legumes, vegetables and oilseeds

4. Roots and tubers

5. Grass

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