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MilletBasket50.JPG (49684 bytes) Millet is the staple food of the Dogons. An adult needs 200-250Kg of millet each year.

At Wdi, they cannot grow enough for their needs and extra is bought in using the income from market gardening.

Other sources of protein are rice, small amounts of which can be grown near to the dam, and chicken.

The millet grain is stored in characteristic granaries.

The rest of the plant is composted to nourish the fields ready for another crop.


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