My Farm Takes Care of Itself
The land was so degraded I could only plant every other year,” laments Sidi Toure, a farmer in the Koulikoro Region of Mali. “Then we would either run out of money or food – and as soon as one ran out, so did the other.” Sidi had been struggling to feed his family and make ends meet while only being able to cultivate his millet and sorghum in two-year cycles. The situation was so dire that his children could not go to school. The father of five was desperate.