Common Pastures volunteers bring their knowledge and expertise where it is needed the most: on the ground in Mali. Through our assignments, we provide hands-on training to farmers, gain a better understanding of their challenges and needs, and form lifelong friendships.LEARN MORE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Only 5.6% of Mali’s land mass is capable of producing crops.
TONS OF WOOD
Mali’s population consumes 6 million tons of wood per year for timber and fuel, virtually ensuring destruction of the savanna woodlands.
The Sahara Desert and the Sahel semi-desert covers over 65% of the land mass.
The cost of feeding goats and sheep has increased by three times over the last ten years because forage has become scarce.
Annual wood consumption for cooking throughout developing counties is relatively 1,000 pounds (1/2 ton) of wood per person.
Malian bogolan fabric
Water is life
Improved goats produce more milk
Breeding program progresses in Bougouni
Visiting the Katibougou tree demonstration site
Bringing Out the Best in Local Foods
Specialized Marketing: Full Carcass Utilization Restaurant, Lamb-Goat Sausage, Curing, Smoking
Cooperative Members’ Nutrition Assessment: Protein Choices and Opportunities
Common Pasture's strives to provide opportunities for small farmers and their families to reach their highest potential while improving the environment. Your donation will directly impact the lives of others who need it most.DONATE TO COMMON PASTURES