Enhance Local Production Methods

Vegetable gardens along Niger River

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... Read More

Cooperative Capacity Building and Leadership


Cooperative Capacity Building and Leadership Volunteers Mitchelle Makamjoula and Jake McIntosh worked both separately and as a team. Both assignments focused on helping farmers, professionals, and students understand and implement... Read More

Upgrading Stock Genetics: Breeding Systems

goat tooth exam

Upgrading Stock Genetics: Breeding Systems  To support the ongoing breeding program, trainings and hands-on demonstrations were provided on genetics and nutrition for students at the Centre d’Apprentissage Agricole Samanko, University... Read More

GPS Mapping

GPS Mapping Matt McIntosh focused on GPS tracking of sedentary small ruminant herds to understand livestock grazing patterns on rangeland and crop fields and included: • Testing a lighter GPS... Read More

Small Ruminant Production and Nutrition Systems


Small Ruminant Production and Nutrition Systems Dr. Andrés Cibils developed and presented a graduate student seminar: “Feeding Grazing Ruminants in the Tropics” to 17 master’s students in agricultural economics at... Read More

Small Ruminant Fodder Production Systems

Feeding Small Ruminants Year-Round The primary objective of this assignment was to provide the F3P supported farmers with knowledge, skills and tools to practically implement better strategies for feeding animals... Read More

Volunteer trip in Kalana

Common Pastures volunteers Jake Holmes and Mitchelle Makanjoula, in partnership with Live your Dream Mali, worked together to produce this video, which highlights their activities at Kalana, Mali (January 2017).... Read More