Woman wears blue indigo dress outside building with two trees

A Volunteer Describes the “True Mali Experience”

During her time in Mali as a Common Pastures volunteer through Winrock International, Mitchelle Olumide Makanjuola had a chance to visit the indigo making cooperative in […]

Association des Femmes Scientifiques du Mali (AFSM)

Helping Women and Youth Build Strong Businesses

In Mali, one of the largest barriers to women and youth employment is the lack of confidence, poor knowledge and skill base to identify business opportunities, […]

Increasing Women’s Income Generation through Improved Small Ruminant Feeding and Nutrition

This past March, Common Pastures volunteer Andres F. Cibils worked with the Women’s Association of Tiby2 in Mali, West Africa, through Winrock International, to assess and provide technical […]

Goat Bridges the Cultural Divide

Guest post by Peter Saling, Associate Director, Agriculture & Volunteer Programs, Winrock International   The mission of Winrock International’s agriculture unit is to develop partnerships, pilot new […]

Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Dan Miller in Klé Sokoro, Mali

Preventing parasitic diseases in small ruminants

This past July, Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer Daniel K. Miller visited Mali, including one village in Katibougou (Katibougou Village) and four in the Bougouni area (Bougouni Village, Solla-Bougouda, […]

Crocodiles in Dogon County

Dogon people of Mali: Part 4

Crocodiles play an important role in the villages of Dogon country that have surface water, including Borko.   As the story goes, an ancestor of Kassambara […]

Dogon Mali rock wall paintings

Dogon people of Mali: Part 3

This is part three of a four-part blog series on the Dogon People of Mali, West Africa. • Read Part 1 • Read Part 2   Dogon […]

Dogon Hogon

Dogon people of Mali: Part 2

Dogon Religion   The Dogon community’s life is centered around the Hogon, who is the spiritual leader of the village. The oldest man in the village […]

Dogon Country, Mali

Dogon people of Mali: Part 1

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, […]