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Soumaila Diarra

Seeds of change: Mali farmers fight drought with hybrid crops

06 Nov 2018

SIBY, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last year, when drought hit in the middle of the growing season in his region of southern Mali, Baba Berthé lost his entire two-hectare maize crop.

FEATURE-Seeds of change: Mali farmers fight drought with hybrid crops

06 Nov 2018

SIBY, Mali Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last year, when drought hit in the middle of the growing season in his region of southern Mali, Baba Berthé lost his entire two-hectare maize crop. "I harvested nothing at all," remembers the white-robed farmer with a greying goatee.

Mali's erratic weather pushes girls into risky domestic work

30 Mar 2018

BAMAKO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk.

FEATURE-Mali's erratic weather pushes girls into risky domestic work

30 Mar 2018

BAMAKO, March 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk.

New law a glimmer of hope for women's land rights in Mali

30 Jan 2017

KATIBOUGOU, Mali, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W earing a long white tunic covered with bright-coloured patterns, Aminata Berthe bends to water a plot of lettuce with a can in this village near Bamako, the Malian capital.

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