Mushrooms Provide Possibility for Nutrition and Income Generation

At Common Pastures our volunteers are always thinking of creative ways to increase food stability in Mali. In December, volunteer Dr. Khalid of Duke University taught […]

Cassava Plants and Piglets Follow-up

Volunteer Professor Harouna Maiga met with pig farmers last September to introduce cassava plant residue to silage. Five months later in February, volunteer Konimba Bengaly visited […]

Helping Students Become Livestock Entrepreneurs

In November, volunteer Diego Calderon discussed skills to improve the overall health of rudimentary livestock with students of the Bougouni Farmers’ Cooperative and Agro-Pastoral Training Center […]

A group of people in colorful clothing are sitting and talking under a shelter.

Increasing Pig Farming Profitability with Cassava Residue

Last September volunteer, Professor Harouna Maiga of the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus, visited Mali to meet with local agriculture agents to better understand the practices […]

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, […]