Pygmy girl with a bunch of African green bananas plantains
1. Baka girl with a
bunch of plantains.
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Cultivations

(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,
Gabon and Congo)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).
Cassava sun drying in the African rainforest (Baka Pygmies)
2. Manioc sun drying.
Peanuts sun drying in a Pygmy camp in the rainforest
3. Peanuts sun drying.
Pygmy woman with a bunch of African plantains
4. Baka woman returning
from a forest plantation
with a bunch of plantains.
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Pygmy woman with a basket of freshly harvested peanuts in a forest plantation
5. Basket of freshly
harvested peanuts in
a forest plantation.
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in the rainforest
Pygmy cassava plantation near a camp in the African rainforest - Pygmy farming
6. Small manioc plantation
behind a Baka Pygmy camp.
Tobacco plants grown in a Pygmy camp
7. Tobacco plants grown among
the Baka Pygmy huts.
Slash-and-burn method in the rainforest of Central Africa
8. - 9. Cultivation with the slash-and-burn method.
The author:
Music anthropologist and writer, he has carried out field research in central Africa, where he lived with the Baka Pygmies and other forest peoples, whose music, rituals and survival strategies he has been studying for more than a decade.

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Baka Pygmy cultivations, with photos and ethnographic notes (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/baka/cultivations.php

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 22:51. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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