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Mali Farmers Feel Effects Of Sahel Drought

Poor Agricultural Conditions in Sahel

Cheicknè Bah, a farmer in Yelimané in the Kayes region of south western Mali, with his sorghum crop that has been damaged by the drought.

A drought-ravaged field in south western Mali

A field of withered crops in the Mali’s Kayes region.

In Search of Animal Feed

Tiemoko Camara, pictured next to the truck door, is from the village of Niogomera. Already in November, he has to travel 17 km in search of fodder, which he buys at 44,000 CFA (88 US$) a truckload.

Early Transhumance

Population movements have begun early as people go in search of pasture and less hostile areas.

Drought Causes Significant Bush Fires

Bush fires, caused by the drought, affect Yelimane and Sandane (Kenya)

Women Prepare for Post Harvest Activities

In Yelimné in the Kayes region, women must stop gardening as early as October and November as they have to tend to post-harvest activites.

Poor Crop Situation in Mali

The drought makes farming and gardening very diffcult for the women of Yelimne.  

In Search of Better Land, a Better Life

Population movements have begun early as people go in search of pasture and less hostile areas.

Like many parts of the Sahel region, the Kayes region of Mali is feeling the effects of the recent drought.