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. They can easily move with a child of 25Kg on the back, a 30Kg jar of water,... 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

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