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Voodoo and Traditional Farming

Rights for us is linked to our need to protect our way of life. If we are to preserve our biodiversity and our traditional knowledge, we must go on preserving our seeds. There are all sorts of ways of preserving seeds – in bottles, in nurseries, on the roofs of houses or above kitchen fires.

We follow very strict rules with respect to produce stored from the harvest. For example, we must not pass the light of a lantern above maize and beans. If we don’t respect this rule, we will have weevil infestations. Products made from processing crops are also subject to certain rules. Palm oil from the fruit of the palm tree will go rancid if a person who has not washed after attending a funeral comes near.

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