GPS Mapping Results in the Niger River Valley

Rainy Season Herding Patterns Poster

Smallholder livestock production in Mali’s rain-fed agro-pastoral systems is strongly limited by deficient levels of ruminant feeding (Eibils et al. 2015). Crop cycles frequently dictate access […]

Alfousseni Sidibe YALI Award

A Message To YALI Hopefuls: Never Give Up

Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) [br] Fellow African leader, is it true that you have decided not to apply for a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF)? […]

VEGA Final Report 2016

Common Pastures: Sustaining Flocks, Farms and Families

Meeting feed and forage requirements of small ruminants is the most urgent need for livestock smallholders in the agro-pastoral systems of Mali according to a meta-analysis […]

GPS Tracking Of Livestock

Tracking Livestock to Quantify Their Activity & Grazing Patterns   Why is GPS Tracking of Livestock Helpful? The increased knowledge of livestock grazing patterns is especially useful […]

Cassava Trials

What is Cassava? Cassava is the world’s third largest source of low cost carbohydrates with Africa as its largest center of production. It is the principal […]

Feeding Browse

Why Plant Legume Trees?

Why Planting Legume Trees in Mali is Important By Asher Mazur, 11 year old volunteer and legume tree champion   I have always enjoyed working with […]

Healthy Sheep & Goats

As in much of Africa, livestock in Mali is grazed on communal land, which can be hard on their health. The flocks owned by different families […]

Village cooking

Solar Cooking Saves Trees

Construction of Solar Ovens Deforestation and soil erosion is an increasing problem that affects both human and animal food and feed availability. Annual wood consumption for cooking throughout […]

Improving Lives With Sheep & Goats

Sheep and goat meat is critical for supplying essential protein and nutrients not available from a maize or rice based diet. Small and consistent management practices […]