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Video voices: Our fight against the dunes

The struggle against the invading sand dunes is at the heart of the Faux Cap community. Since the 1950s, dunes have been burying their houses, schools and the local police station. When a well was introduced to provide water for livestock, the dune expanded, as animals grazed on the remaining vegetation.

Watch the community members come together to plant sisal vegetation and lalanda (vine) in an attempt to stabilise the dunes, and prevent them from creeping further.

Project

Video voices: Our fight against the dunes is produced as part of the Survival strategies oral testimony project.

Testimonies

Video voice: Fishing for our survival

Video voice: Soghum, a crop of our ancestors

Video voices: Our fight against the dunes

Video voices: chickens are my security

Randriamahefa: we depend on the sea

Vola: farming difficulties

Robin: peanuts and sorghum

Marivelo: survival is a balancing act

Key themes

Key themes

Overview

The project

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