Over the last three decades, nearly two million hectares of forest have been lost from Mali, mostly to make space for farmland — this is known as deforestation. The Ségou region of Mali has been hit particularly hard by deforestation and the effects of the climate crisis.
With rainfall becoming more unpredictable, and soil losing its fertility, people are struggling to grow trees and crops — something which they depend on for food and income. As a result, over half the population of Mali live in poverty.
This project was made possible with funding from The Darwin Initiative and support from our local partner, Sahel Eco.