Our Story

Common Pastures’ mission is to expand opportunities and to enhance the quality of life for farmers and their families based on the concept of farmers helping farmers and cooperatives helping cooperatives.

WHAT WE DO

Who WE ARE

Common Pastures is devoted to the art and science of integrating grazing animals, trees, shrubs, crops, and pasture. We provide education, information, and training on integrating livestock with sustainable farming practices.

COOPERATIVES

COOPERATIVES

Cooperatives are businesses owned and run by and for their members. Working together help individuals overcome many of the difficulties faced in low resource communities.

METHODS

METHODS

We support a holistic management system that combines humane livestock protocols with healthy, diverse, productive and sustainable land use practices.

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

Globally, reclining soil fertility, extreme climatic conditions, and the high costs of farm inputs are persistent challenges to Attaining food security.

SUSTAINABLE
GRAZING

SUSTAINABLE
GRAZING

Sustainable grazing integrated with cropland and browse management is one of the most widely adopted and successful strategies being used by smallholder farmers today.

COLLABORATORS

COLLABORATORS

Our Collaborators Include Shepherd Song Farm, LLC (U.S.), Gamou Farms (Mali), New Mexico State University Las Cruces, and the University of Ségou, Mali.

OUR FUNDING

OUR FUNDING

Our Funding: Common Pastures is a Browse & Grass Growers Cooperative project. We are funded through USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project grants, private donations and diverse volunteers.

An egg and vegetable breakfast dish

Bringing Out the Best in Local Foods

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Vegetable gardens along Niger River

Enhance Local Production Methods

Enhance Local Production Methods Rosemary Neville and Sharman Davis Barrett provided trainings and technical support to expand value-added options for livestock and other crops being produced by smallholders. The hosts were Goro Moringa Enterpises, Women... Read More »

OUR TEAM & SUPPORTERS