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Common Pastures – Sustaining Flocks, Farms & Families

Browse & Grass Growers Cooperative implements this project in Mali with the objective of increasing Malian farmers' profits through training and implementation of sustainable, small ruminant production and marketing practices.
  • Program Snapshot

  • Country: Mali
  • Award Value: $150,000
  • VEGA Lead Member: Browse & Grass Growers Cooperative
  • Timeline: June 2016 - June 2017
  • Local Partners:

    10 low resource farmer cooperatives located at or near Katibougou, Bougouni, and Segou and four agro-pastoral hosts: Ecole Secondaire Agro-Pastoral of Segou, Agro-Pastoral Institute of Bla, Sikasso, Agro-Pastoral Institute of Bougouni, Sikasso, and the Agricultural Training Center of Koulikoro.

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Browse & Grass Growers Cooperative implements this project in Mali with the objective of increasing Malian farmers’ profits through training and implementation of sustainable, small ruminant production and marketing practices. The program beneficiaries are cooperative members and their families including youth, single and widowed women, individuals with disabilities, students attending agricultural schools, food entrepreneurs and purveyors. Volunteers will provide technical skills and assistance to accomplish these objectives by implementing preventative health care, nutrition training, specialized marketing training, and youth training on grazing, supplemental feeding and health surveillance.