Dogon people of Mali: Part 1

Dogon Country, Mali

The Dogon are a people of Mali, West Africa. Today, their total population in Mali is estimated at 700,000. They occupy the area, named Dogon Country, which stretches from the... Read More

Estimating the weight of your goat

Goat tape measure

You can easily estimate the weight of your goat for proper medication dosage and sales. Simply use a tape measure and the chart below to convert the measurement into weight.... Read More

Women carry an important load

A Malian woman brings vegetables to lunch

In Mali, women can commonly be found carrying large loads of around 50-75Kg. These women can easily move with a child of 25Kg on the back, a 30Kg jar of... Read More

Malian bogolan fabric

Malian bogolan mud art

Bogolan is a word in Bambara (language from Mali, West Africa) composed by a common name “bogo” meaning clay, mud and a suffix “lan” indicating the instrument or what achieves... Read More

Water is life

Measuring the well depth of 3 meters

Water has a considerable impact on all aspects of human health and wellbeing, including: nutrition, spirituality, peace, social consideration, power, resilience, education, economical and financial development, longevity, reproduction, creativity, ingenuity,... Read More

Improved goats produce more milk

In the first year of the Common Pastures project, Katibougou Cooperative President Amadou Diaby received an improved buck to help increase the health and wellbeing of his goat herd. He also... Read More

Breeding program progresses in Bougouni

Over the past two years, the Common Pastures project has contributed improved goats and sheep to cooperatives that met flock upgrading goals, plus ongoing training and support. One of these... Read More