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.
Dogon people of Mali: Part 4
Dogon people of Mali: Part 3
Dogon people of Mali: Part 2
Dogon people of Mali: Part 1
Estimating the weight of your goat
Women carry an important load
Malian bogolan fabric
Water is life
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