Farmer Stories from Mali

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Mali: Fonio is a healthy, drought-resistant crop

Acherif Ag Ismaguel April 14, 2019

In central Mali’s Ségou region, fonio cultivation is now taking precedence over cereals that are more popular in urban areas. Fonio is […]

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Mali: Farmers fight drought with hybrid crops (Trust)

admin February 23, 2019

In Mali, hardy sorghum is helping farmers bring in a harvest even when drought destroys other crops. Last year, when drought hit […]

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Mali: Rastaman spreads the word to youth about the importance of agriculture

Olivier Dubois February 10, 2019

When a ‘60s Volkswagen Beetle coloured green, yellow, and red rolls down the road, everyone in Siby knows who is on board. […]

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Mali: Farmers benefit from program to recover traditional seeds

Aboubacar Gakou August 13, 2018

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and the sounds of chickens and other small animals fill the courtyard of an NGO in […]

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Mali: Women grow okra for extra money

Mamadou Bangaly July 23, 2018

This story was originally published in May 2017. Madou Terry sets down a bag of okra by the side of the road, […]

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Mali: Dual-purpose sorghum grows faster and bigger, even with little rain

Mariam Koné December 18, 2017

Farmers who tried growing dual-purpose sorghum in southwestern Mali this year say the new varieties could help prevent hunger even during drought. […]

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Mali: With a bit of ‘time travel,’ farmers prepare for the future (Trust)

admin August 14, 2017

Nouhoun Tigana waves a skinny pigeon away from the chicken coop he is guarding. He doesn’t know for sure what the weather […]

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Mali: Women grow okra for extra money

Mamadou Bangaly May 29, 2017

Madou Terry sets down a bag of okra by the side of the road, just outside of Mopti. Market gardens of different […]

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Mali: Digging manure pits to grow more vegetables

Mamadou Bangaly May 22, 2017

It is early morning in Walirde, a small village in Sévare, a neighbourhood in the northern Mali city of Mopti. Fatoumata Diallo […]

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Mali: New law gives glimmer of hope for women’s land rights (Trust)

admin February 20, 2017

Aminata Berthé waters a plot of lettuce on her farm in a village near Bamako, the capital of Mali. Dressed in a […]

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Mali: The first steps of a new agricultural business (Agribusiness TV)

admin August 15, 2016

Abdoulaye Coulibaly stands in his field of rice in Chango, two kilometres from N’Débougou in northern Mali, surrounded by green fields. Mr. […]

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Mali: Women of Balimaya taking care of (fruit drying) business (Africa Report)

admin July 18, 2016

For many years, the women of Bougouni, Mali, gathered to socialize in between taking care of house chores, farm duties, and childcare. […]

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